Bland family records in Maryland

Bland family on the James River near Charles County, Va, etchttps://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-of-york-co-and-charles-city-co-virginia/
Bland family in Stafford, Prince William, Loudoun Co’s, Va, and Edgefield Co, SC: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-of-edgefield-county-south-carolina/
Bland family in Maryland: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-records-in-maryland/
Bland family in Barbados and South Carolina:https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-of-barbados-and-south-carolina/

The Bland Heritage Foundation: http://blandheritage.org/

 

1646 Nouembt 26th Edward Hudson (Attorney of Edw: Bland of Verginia marcht) demandeth of Jno Waltham one Boate, wch the sd Waltham tooke from the Landing place of the sd Bland in Verg. besides dammages to the value of 2000 l Tob: for want of the sd Boate. Warrt to the Sheriffe. retur. pe Decembr
Be it knowne unto all men by these prnts tht I Edw: Bland marcht doe make constitute & ordaine Edw: Hudson Plantr to aske, demand, sue for, leuey, recover & receiue of Walter Dewall & Jno Wallton a Boate or wherry wch belonges vnto mee. wch Boate or wherry the sd Dewell and Wallton tooke from my Landing-place wthout my lycence & order. Gyuing & by these prnts graunting vnto my sd Attorney full power & authority to take the sd Boate into his possesn & to recour dammage for the detention & want of my Boate. And vppon receipt to giue lawfull discharges. And one or more Attorney or Attorneyes to make & constitute & att his will & pleasure the same againe to reuoake. Hereby iustifying & allowing all & wtsoeur my sd Attorney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done, in, about, or concerning the recouery of the premisses. Wittnes my hand this 4th Nouemb. 1647 Edward Bland.
John Gresham. Recordr teste me Willm Bretton Clk. Court and Testamentary Business, 1647. Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1637-1650. Volume 4, P. 344.
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1647 Dec – Vppon the demand of Edw: Hudson, (Attorney of Edw: Bland of Verg: marcht) plf agst Jno Wallton deft. for a Boate wch the deft. brought out of Virg. belonging to the sd Mr Bland. Ordered tht the Boate should be forthwth deliuered vnto the plf. Concerning the dammages Both prties were willing to putt themselves to the arbitraon of 2 men, Viz Walter Pakes & Marks Pheypo & bound themselves to stand to their arbitraon.
The Arbitrators adiudged the deft to pay vnto the plf three hundd pounds of Tob: this yeare & Three hundd pounds of Tob: the next yeare for the vse of Mr Bland.
Court and Testamentary Business, 1647. Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1637-1650. Volume 4, Page 346
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1667 June The Governor and Council of Virginia, their complaint against Lord Baltemore.
… (complaint regarding trade of tobacco – several pages in length)…
…Humble Loyall and obedient Servants, subjects & Creatures.
William Berkeley,
Thomas Swann, Thomas Ludwell Sec.
George Reade, Robert Smith
Edward Carter, Richard Bennett
Theodorick Bland,
Robert Wynne Speaker, Thomas Stegge
Nathaniell Bacon,
Henry Corbin,
Milles Cary,
Francis Willis,
Vera Copia test.
Thos Ludwell Sec.
Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1667-1687/8. Volume 5, Page 5.
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1674 Dec 9 Thomas Bland agt Thomas Gant} Thomas Gant of Calvert County Victualler other [wi]se called Thomas Gant of Petuxent River in Calvert County Gent w [as] Sumoned to answer unto Thomas Bland One of the Attornyes &c in a plea of Debt.
And whereupon the Said Thomas Bland in his Proper person Saith that whereas the Said Thomas Gant the tenth day of August 1672 by his certaine writeing Obligatory Sealed with the Seale of the Said Thomas Gant here in Court produced whose date is the day and yeare abovesaid became obliged unto the Said Thomas Bland in the full Sume of Six pounds mony Sterling to be paid in peices of eight at five Shillings P peice to be paid the last day of December then next following unto the Said Thomas Bland Notwithstanding the Said Thomas Gant the Said Six pounds mony Sterling in peices of eight at five shillings P peice hath not paid and performed according to the Said writeing Obligatory but doth altogether refuse to pay the Same whereupon the Said Thomas Bland Saith he is dampnified and hath lost to the value of ten pounds Sterling mony of England whereupon he brings his suite
And the Said Thomas Gant by Robert Carvile his Attorny cometh and defendeth the force and injury when &c and prayeth liberty of Speakeing hereunto untill the first day of the next Provinciall Court and it is granted unto him and the same day is given to both parties here.
Now here at this day to witt the ninth day of December in the 43th yeare of his Lopps Dominion &c Came the said Thomas Gant by Robert Carvile his Attorny but the Said Thomas Bland came not to prosecute his action aforesaid whereupon the Said Thomas Gant prayed a non suite might be awarded against him which was accordingly granted by the Court here and that the Said Thomas Bland pay unto the Said Thomas Gant the summe of Seaven hundred Sixty and One pounds of tobacco for his costs and charges in this behalfe laid Out and expended and the Said Thomas Bland in mercy.
Provincial Court Proceedings, 1674. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1670/1-1675. Volume 65, Page 372.
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1675 Aug 30 Thomas Bland one of the Attornys of this Court maketh Oath that he this Depon.t did upon the day of Ap.ll last personally Serve Edward Dorsey of the Co.ty of Ann Arundell w.th a Subp. out of y.e Co.rt of Chan.ry by Showing him y.e Same under Seal & delivering a Copy thereof to the Dorsey Subpcena was for the s.d Dorsey’s appearance to answer unto the Hill of Complaint of the s.d Thomas Bland & Damoris his wife in this Hon.ble Court of Chancery the 4.th of may last past
Tho: Bland. Sworn before me this 27.th day of July 1675
Phillip Calvert
Aug.t the 30.th 1675
Attachm.t then iss.d to the Sheriff of Ann Arundell to attach ye sd Edward Dorsey for not answering y.e Bill of Comp.lt of the Thomas Bland & Damoris his wife r 26.th octob.r next.
Chancery Court Proceedings, 1675. Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679. Volume 51, Page 164
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1676 Feb 15 Thomas Gant agt Thomas Bland.
Memorandum that his Lopp the Lord Propry of this agt Province the fiftenth day of ffebruary in the second yeane of his Dominion &c Annoq Dom 1676 Sendeth his writ of Scire facias to the Sheriff of Ann Arundell County in these words Charles &c To the Sheriff of Ann Anundell County Greeting Whereas at a Provinciall Court held at the Citty of St Maries the ninth day of December 1674 before Our justices of Our Said Court Thomas Gant recovered judgment against Thomas Bland for seaven hundred Sixty & One pounds of tobacco & for that execution hath not thereupon issued Wee therefore comand you that by good & law full men of your Bailiwick you make Knowne to the said Thomas Bland that he be before Our justices of Our Provinciall Court to be held at the Citty of St Maries the Sevententh day of April next to shew cause if any he have why Execution should not issue forth against him for the said Summe of Seaven hundred Sixty One pounds of tobacco & how you shall execute this writ you then & there make Known to Our said justices & have you there this writ Wittnes Thomas Notley Esq &c At which said 17th day of April the same Sheriff maketh neturne of the writ aforesaid endorsed By virtue of this writ before Robert Clarkson & Andrew Norwood two sufficient men of my County I have made Knowne to the said Thomas Bland the tenor of the writ within-mentioned Jno Welsh Sheriff.
Att which said Sevententh day of April Came the said Thomas Bland in his proper person & sheweth no cause to the Court here why execution for the debt aforesaid should not issue against him
Whereupon it is granted by the Court here that execution issue against the said Thomas Bland for aswell the said summe of seaven hundred sixty One pounds of tobacco the judgment aforesaid as also the summe of five hundred Sixty three pounds of tobacco costs of suite.
Samuel Bagbey agt Thomas Smethwick – this cause being upon an appeale from Ann Arundell County the defendant by Thomas Bland his Attorny appeares & this case continued untill next Court.
Thomas Bland agt Robert Peake; Robert Peake agt Thomas Bland} these two causes are withdrawne by consent of the Plaintiffs.
Provincial Court Proceedings, 1676. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1675-1677. Volume 66, Page 487
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1676 Feb 19 Charles &C To the Sheriff of Ann Arundell Co.ty Greeting Whereas Complaint is made unto us by Edw.d [Dor]sey adminr of the Goods & Chattells Rights & Credits of Nicho.s Wyatt that Thomas Bland & Demoras his wife have disposed of the Est the Said Nicho.s Wyatt & denys to Render any account thereof to sd Edw.d Dorsey And wheras the S.d Edw.d Dorsey hath Commenced acon in our Provinciall Court ag.t the Said Thomas Bland & Demoras his wife for the Compelling them to Render an accompt of the S.d Estate of the S.d Nicho.s Wyatt to his S.d Adm.r & that the Said Tho: Bland is upon Departure out of this province & may depart before he hath Answered the Said Aeon as af.d brought & thereby no Redress or Relief can be had for him the S.d Edward Dorsey These are therefore to require you that you take the Body of him the S.d Thos Bland if found within your Bailywick & him Safely keep till he hath Entred into Recognizance with Sufficient Sureties to our Said Court not to depart this province untill he Answer the sd Suit And to do & perform what our Said Court Shall do & determine therein And hereof fail not at your peril And that you make Return of the Execution of this writt into our Court of Chancery by the Seventeenth day of Aprill next wheresoever it Shall then be Wittness our Self at our City of S.t maries the 19.th day of ffeb: in the 2d year of our Dominion &a Anno Dni 1676
Chancery Court Proceedings, 1676-77. Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679. Volume 51, Page 197
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1676 April 14 William Carpenter agt Thomas Bland & Ux}
Thomas Bland late of Ann Arundell County and Damoris his wife executrix of the last will and Testament of Nicholas Wyat deceased Exx Nich: Wyat was attached to answer unto Wm Carpenter in a plea of trespas upon the case.
And whereupon the said William by Robert Carvile his Attorny Saith That the said Nicholas was in his life time indebted unto the said Wm for worke and businesse done for him the Said Nicholas in writeing his severall accompts and makeing bills for him and goeing about his businesse by his Order at severall times from the first day of July in the yeare of Our Lord 1672 untill the 18th day of March in the yeare of Our Lord 1673 a particular whereof is hereunto annexed amounting in the whole to the summe of two thousand six hundred and ten pounds of tobacco. He the said Nicholas in consideration thereof did assume upon himselfe and to the said Wm faithfully promise that he the said Nicholas the said summe of two thousand six hundred and ten pounds of tobacco when thereunto lawfully requested would well and truly pay and satisfie Yet notwithstanding the said Nicholas his promise & assumption aforesaid litle regarding but deviseing and intending him the said Wm of the said Summe of two thousand six hundred & ten pounds of tobacco to deceive the said summe of two thousand six hundred & ten pounds of tobacco in his life time nor the said Damoras Since his death while she was Sole nor the said Thomas and Damoras Since their intermarriage have not satisfied or paid but the same to pay have denyed and refused & Still doe deny and refuse to the damage of the Said Wm foure thousand pounds of tobacco And thereupon he bringeth his Suite.
And the Said Thomas and Damoras his wife executrix to Nicholas Wyat and the said Thomas in his proper person comes and defends the force and injury when &c and for plea saith that by Act of Assembly dated the 13th of April 1669 It is enacted that no action of trespas of the case shall be commenced above two yeares after cause of Action And thereupon they putt themselves upon the judgment of this Honble Court.
And the said Wm Saith that he by any thing before alledged ought not to be barred because he saith that there is had no such record of any such Act of Assembly as the Said Thomas and Damoras have declared and recited, and upon this it is said by the Court here to the aforesaid Thomas and Damoras that they that record have here the 14th day April 1676 the same day is given aswell to the aforesaid William as the aforesaid Thomas and Damoras here &c.
Now here at the said fourtenth day of April in the yeare aforesaid Came the Said Thomas and Damoras as aforesaid but the Said Wm Came not to prosecute his plaint aforesaid Whereupon it is granted by the court here that the said Thomas and Damoris recover against the said Wm Carpenter the Summe of Eight hundred forty three pounds of tobacco for their costs & charges in this behalfe laid Out and expended & the said Wm in mercy &c.
Provincial Court Proceedings, 1676. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1675-1677. Volume 66, Page 247.
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1676 April 15 Thomas Bland & Damoris his wife agt Richard Hill exr Edward Gardner.
Richard Hill of the County of Ann Arundell executor of the last will and testament of Edward Gardner late of the said County deceased was Sumoned to answer unto Thomas Bland & Damoris his wife of the same County in a plea of trespas upon the case.
And whereupon the Said Thomas in his proper person saith that whereas the said Damoris at the Speciall instance and request of the said Edward in the life time of the said Edward (She the said Damoris being then a widdow and an approved midwife) In consideration that the said Damoris would upon the fourth day of October 1673 take One Dorothy Bruton into her house who was then very Sick and bigg with Child and her the Said Dorothy entertaine and take care off and administer such things as she the said Damoris should thinke convenient for her the said Dorothy for One and twenty dayes & nights the said Edward did assume upon himselfe and to the said Damoris did then and there faithfully promise to satisfie the said Damoris what she Should reasonably deserve for the said One & twenty dayes and nights and the said Thomas and Damoris in fact say that they reasonably deserve twelve hundred pounds of tobacco Yet notwithstanding the said promise & assumption of the said Edward yet neither the said Edward in his life time nor the said Richard Hill his executor since his decease hath not paid the said twelve hundred pounds of tobacco to the said Damoris dureing her widdowhood nor to the Said Thomas and Damoris since their intermarriage but the same doth refuse to pay to the damage of the plaintiffs two thousand foure hundred pounds of tobacco whereupon they bring their suite.
And the said Richard by George Parker his Attorny cometh & defendeth the force & injury when &c and prayeth liberty of Speakeing hereunto untill the next Court & it is granted him the same day is given to the Said Thomas and Damoris.
Now here at this day to witt the fiftenth day of April in the first yeare of the Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Dom 1676 Came the Said Thomas & Damoris and this said Richard by his Attorny came likewise and the said Richard saith that the said Edward Gardner did not assume upon himselfe in manner & forme as the said Thomas Bland & Damoris his wife against him doe cornplaine and of this he putts himselfe upon the Country and the plaintiffs likewise. Therefore Comãnd is given to the Sheriff of st Maries County that he cause to come here twelve &c by whom &c who neither &c to recognize &c because aswell &c. which said Jurors likewise then came to witt Wm Abestone John Askin Wm King Henry Rider James Cliff Richard Atwood Thomas Potter Richard Chilman Wm Newport Giles Blizard Robert Large and Nicholas Guither who being impannelled summoned & Sworne to say the truth in the premisses upon their Oathes doe Say Wee find for the plaintiffs foure hundred pounds of tobacco with costs of suite. Whereupon it is granted by the Court here the said Thomas Bland & Darnoris his wife recover against the estate of the said Edward Gardner as well the summe of foure hundred pounds of tobacco damages occasioned by the trespas aforesaid as also the sume of One thousand forty Seaven pounds of tobacco costs of suite.
Provincial Court Proceedings, 1676. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1675-1677. Volume 66, Page 262.
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1676 July 17 – Nicholas Wyatt 2.246 A AA #154802 #120213 {abt Jul 17 1676}
Servants mentioned: Mary Evans, John Mallett, Edward_Morgan.
Payments to: Mr. Taylor, Henry Ridgeley, George Parker, John Browne, Capt. Burgesse, Richard Beade, Mr. John Body, Mr. Parker, John Hillen, Thomas Turner, Edward Wheellock, John Hamond, Mr. Standly, Mr. Constable, James Keeler Mr. Connaway, George Parker, Mr, Heathcote, Col. Samuell Chew at John Larkin, Mr. Boughton, Mr. Hallett, Davis, William Carpender, Mrs. Lambert, John Welsh, Thomas Francis, Richard Whackfield, estate of Francis Pyne, Nathaniell Evett, Vince Porter, Willett.
List of suits: Thomas Francis, John Mallett, Edward Morgan, William Carpender, Vince Porter, Edward Dorsey.
List of debts: Ralph Salmon, Christopher Denny, William Wake, Thomas King, Ralph Powell, George Robins, John Spilles.
For confirmation of will: Mary Evans, Sarah Cooper, Nicholas Sheppard, Robert Gudgron, Mary Welch, Ellen Hall.
Executrix: Damorus Bland (relict), whose attorney is Edward Dorsey.

1676 April 12 – George & Frances Beckwith 2.179 I #168725 Apr 12 1676 Apr 28 1676
Servants mentioned: Evan Davis (carpenter), Thomas Ridgley (Joyner), Edward Compton, Samuell Nellthorp, Thomas Abbott, Richard Newman, Thomas Blackrock, Elinor Williams.
Appraisers: Thomas Gantt, John Darnall.
List of debts: Thomas Bland

1676 Oct 14 – George & Frances Beckwith 2.319 I CA £512.2.9 Oct 14 1676 Nov 18 1676
Also amount of tobacco – 102440. Amount for debts in tobacco – 66726.
Servants mentioned: Edward Compton, Thomas Abbot, William Davis, Samuell Nellthlop, Thomas Blacklock, Elinor Ward.
Appraisers: Thomas Sprigg, John Griggs.
List of debts: Thomas Bland

1676 Sept 18 Daniell Taylor 2.285 I AA #22585 Sep 18 1676
Appraisers: William Jones, Henry Ridgely.
List of debts: Edward Moriarty, Edward Dorsey, John Jacob, Samuel’ White, John Wheeller, John Barker, William Hynms, Walter Phelps, Henry Arthur, George Greene, Thomas Bland, Robert Gudgeon, William Farmer, Samuell Butterfield, John Gray.

1677 Thomas Bland, Demaris Wyatt, Edward Gardner, Richard Hill case (explanation)
Damaris Wyatt, who took Attorney Thomas Bland as her third husband, was an approved midwife. She and Nicholas Wyatt, her second husband, with a daughter by her first husband, had come from Virginia into Maryland, and settled on the Severn River. Wyatt, who may have been a surveyor, had laid out for him several parcels of land on the south side of the river, and there they lived. He died late in 1672 or early in 1673, for his will was probated in January 1673. Damaris went on living in the same place, and, on October 4, 1673, she took “One Dorothy Bruton into her house who was then very sick and bigg with Child” (post, p. 261) and cared for her for three weeks. Edward Gardner, whose interest in Dorothy is nowhere explained, had especially asked Damaris to do this, and he had “faithfully promise[d] to satisfie the said Damoris what she Should reasonably deserve” (ibid.). There may have been some connection between Gardner and Dorothy Bruton: she was never called Mrs., and never said to have had a husband. When she died, in July 1675, she left two daughters, and she made Gardner her executor. When Gardner himself died, in March 1676, he left a plantation to Dorothy and her heirs, though she was already dead when his will was drawn up. Besides this, he left land to her daughter Mary, and personalty to her daughter Eliza (Will Book V, p. 5).
But he did not pay Damaris for her care, despite his promise, and she and Bland, now her husband, sued his executor, Richard Hill, in the Anne Arundel County Court, asking 2100 pounds of tobacco for twenty-one days care. Those judges thought this was unreasonable, and Bland then commenced action in the Provincial Court against Hill. He asked 1200 pounds of tobacco, but the jury and the Court awarded him 400 pounds damages and 1047 pounds costs.
Hill refused to pay, and in April 1677, Bland got out an execution against Gardner’s estate, with the unusual provision that if it were not large enough to satisfy the execution, the costs should be levyed from executor Hill’s own estate. And Sheriff John Welsh returned that he had executed a gelding horse belonging to Hill. Two days later Hill told his story to the Court. The execution had been surreptitious and vicious, and he prayed that it be suspended and that this riding horse be returned to him, “Whereupon it . . . [was] granted by the Court here that a writ of restitution be granted unto the said Richard Hill with costs.” (post, pp. 396-397). Whether Damaris ever got paid is not known.
Introduction. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1675-1677. Volume 66, Preface 24.
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1677 April Thomas Bland ag Richard Hill} Comand was given to the Sheriff of Ann Arundell County That of the goods & chattells which were of Edward Gardner of of Edward Gardner Severne River planter deceased in his County in the hands of Richard Hill executor of the last will & Testament of the said Edward Gardner at the time of his death being in his Bailiwick he cause to be levyed as well the full quantity of foure hundred pounds of tobacco which Thomas Bland & Damoris his wife in this Court recovered against him as also the summe of One thousand forty Seaven pounds of tobacco in this Court adjudged against him for his costs of suite, if the said Richard had so much of the goods & chattells which were of the Said Edwards at the time of his death in his hands to be administred, and if the said Richard Hill had not then the costs of Suite aforesaid to be levyed of the proper goods & chattells of the Said Richard Hill and that he have the said tobacco here the thirtenth of ffebruary last past to render to the said Thomas Bland, which said Provinciall Court to be holden upon the Said thirtenth day of ffebruary was by his Lopps writ of adjournment adjourned untill the Sevententh day of April 1677. At which said 17th day of April in the yeare aforesaid the same Sheriff maketh returne of the writt aforesaid endorsed By virtue of this writt I have executed a Gelding horse of the proper goods & chattells of the within named Richard Hill which I have ready but no goods or chattells of James Rawbones to be found By me John Welsh Sheriff.
Afterwards to witt the nintenth day of the same April the said Richard Hill Sheweth unto this Court That he was by the last will & Testament of Edward Gardner deceased appointed Supervisor or Overseer of his said Will & by his request upon his death bed to pay all his just debts as farr as assetts & to defend his Estate from all unjust & unreasonable demands for & in the behalfe of two Small Orphants whom his inclination & good affections caused him make them or One of them his executor or executrix in his said Will the better to accomplish and performe that trust in the petitioner reposed did petition his Honr the Chancellour for Letters of administration, By virtue of which he did to the best of his Skill & Knowledge use his faithfull Endeavour paying all just debts as farr as Assetts in his hands endeavouring to defend the same from all unjust & unreasonable demands notwithstanding all which care trouble & charge he hath been at & yett is most unjustly & unreasonably troubled & much dampnified by Thomas Bland of the said County, who sued the said Gardner in his life time in the County Court of Ann Arundell upon his promise to pay the said Thomas Blands wife then a widdow a satisfie her for her trouble & charge in suffering widdow to lye sick in her house One & twenty dayes, for which the said Bland exhibitted into Court an accompt of One & twenty hundred pounds of tobacco for phisick & Cordiall meanes, which the justices then sitting judged unreasonable & not fitt to be allowed being for phisick administred (as pretended) by Damoris his wife.
Whereupon the said Bland commenced an action in this Provinciall Court against the said Hill as administrator &c & obtained judgment against the said Gardners estate for foure hundred pounds of tobacco with costs of suite, upon which judgment he Surreptitiously obtained an execution for costs of suite being One thousand & forty pounds of tobacco, to be levyed upon the Petitioners proper estate, which being vitiously granted he humbly prayeth may be suspended & his owne rideing horse which was by virtue thereof taken may againe be restored. Whereupon it is granted by the Court here that a writ of restitution be granted unto the said Richard Hill with costs.
Provincial Court Proceedings, 1676. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1675-1677. Volume 66, Page 396
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1677 April 17 Comãnd was given to the Sheriff of Kent County That whereas complaint is made to his Lopp by Edward Dorsey admr of the goods and chattells of Nicholas Wyatt deceased That Thomas Bland & Damoris his wife have disposed of the estate of the said Nicholas and deny to render any accompt thereof to the said Edward Dorsey, & the said Edward haveing comenced his action here against the said Thomas & Damoris for compelling them to render an accompt of the estate of the said Nicholas to the Said Administrator, And that the said Thomas Bland is upon departure Out of this Province & may depart before he hath answered the said Action & thereby no releife can be had for him the said Edward, That he take the body of him the said Thomas Bland if &c & him safe Keepe so that he enter into recognizance with Sufficient Suertyes to this Court not to depart this Province untill he hath Answered the sd suite & to doe & performe what this Court should doe & determine therein. Now here at this day to witt the 17th day of April 1677 the same Sheriff maketh returne of the writt aforesaid endorsed. By virtue of this writt The body of the within named Thomas Bland. I have taken & here have him ready. Jno Welsh Sher.
Att which said 17th day of April in the yeare aforesaid the said Thomas Bland appeareing in his proper person the same Sheriff is discharged & the said Edward Dorsey by Robert Carvile his Attorny prayes Speciall bayle whereupon it is Ordered by the Court here the said Thomas Bland be in custody of the Sheriff of St Maries County untill he gives speciall bayle to answer the said Suite. Afterwards to witt the 20th day of the same April came the said partyes & informes the Court that they were upon arbitration by Leiut Collonel Thomas Taillor & Major Wm Burges whereupon the plaintiff consents that the said Thomas Bland be discharged Out of Custody.
Provincial Court Proceedings, 1676. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1675-1677. Volume 66, Page 421.
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1677 Oct 27 Thomas Roper 4.538 I AA #55908 Oct 27 1677
Servants mentioned: Lucresia Miller, Sarah Crow, Hugh Read, Hugh Portingall. Appraisers: Robert Franklin (gentleman), Thomas Bland (gentleman).
List of debts: Lancelott Todd, William Forgeson, John Keeley, Thomas Gill, William Bowman, Dr. William Jones, William Roper.

1677 Feb 22 John Todd (planter) 5.2 I AA #3677 Feb 22 1677
Appraisers: Thomas Bland, Andrew Norwood.
Mentions: widow Todd who married Mr. Stafford.

1677 July 13 George Beckwith 4.175 A CA #169374 #172295 Jul 13 1677
Mentions: Alexander Younger, orphans (unnamed).
Payments to: Thomas Bland

1678 March 14 Allowed to John Bird of Ann Arundell County for comeing going & attendance to testifie for Thomas Bland against Robert Proctor in all Seventeen dayes att thirty pounds of tobacco p day ffiue hundred & tenn pounds of tobacco.
Provincial Court Proceedings, 1678/9. Volume 68, Page 111.
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1678 June 13 Upon the peticon of Thomas Bland of Ann Arundell County gentl that he was by bonds of Arbitracon of three hundred thousand pds of tobacco compelled in July last to deliver unto Mr Edward Dorsey all the reall & personall Estate of Nicholas Wyat late of the County of Ann Arundell deceased, except the Plantacon the Petr then lived upon, which said Plantacon the said Dorsey with force entred upon upon which real Estate yor Petr had three Servants of his own proper purchase, which the said Dorsey tooke possession of & kept ever since. That in Novembr last he peticoned the County Court for the said Servants but could not be heard, one of which Servants named John Booth by the said Dorseys misuseage was caused to run away & voluntarily drown himselfe. one other Servant named Alice was by the said Dorseys misusage brought to a dangerous sicknes. That the said Dorsey the twentieth of April last in her extremity of sicknes sent to the Peticonr to fetch the said Alice away from his house which he refused to doe. That the said Dorsey upon the one & twentieth day of April procured a Warrant from Mr Richard Hill one of the Justices of Ann Arundell County, upon which the Constable seized & imprisoned the Peticonr & carryed him to the said Justices house then & still a publick Ordinary, where he was kept Prisoner till the twenty sixth day within night, some tymes the said Justice telling him that he had comitted felony & would have compelled him to have given Dorsey a bond, & demanded great security of him. That the Petr was att last for his enlargemt & to save further expence forced to enter into Recognizance for tenn thousand pounds of tobacco to behave himself justly & honestly to Alice his Servant, & to carry away the said Servant from the said Dorseys house, & save the said Justice Hill harmles as by the said Warrant & Recognizance doth appeare. the Petr humbly prayed that he might be discharged from the said Recognizance, he ever haveing behaved himselfe civily to all persons, nor ever comitted any misdemeanor whereby he ought by Law to be bound to his good behaviour, & that he may have redresse for his unjust imprisonmt Which being read & heard Itt is this day to witt the thirteenth day of June in the third yeare of the Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Doni 1678. Ordered by the Court here that the aforesaid Recognizance be Cancelled & made void.
Provincial Court Proceedings, 1677/8. Volume 67, Page 420.
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1678 June 18 Edward Gardner 5.163 A AA #6602 #9002 . Jun 18 1678
Payments to: Mr. Cornelius Howard, Philip Howard, James Rigby, Henry Constable, Mr. Henry Stockett, Mr. George Yate, Mary Corslett, Dr. William Jones, John Beamont, Mr. John Hamond for Joseph Sanders, Mr, Henry Ridgely, Mr. George Parker for defending vs. Thomas Bland.
Administrator: Richard Hill.

1678 Apr 16 John Deery 5.229 I SM #70324 Apr 16 1678
Servants mentioned: Elisabeth Armstrong.
Appraisers: John Blomfeild, Thomas Innis.
List of debts: Thomas Bland

1678 June 13 June 13, 1678, Thomas Bland petitioned the Court that Edward Dorsey had entered his dwelling plantation and had taken away three of his servants. One of the three, John Booth, ran away from Dorsey and drowned himself. Another, a maidservant named only Alice, “was by the said Dorseys misusage brought to a dangerous sicknes”, and when she was “in her extremity of sicknes”, Dorsey told Bland to come and take her away “which he refused to doe.”
Apparently Dorsey recognized Bland’s right to the servant, but when Bland refused to take her away, Dorsey got a warrant from Richard Hill, one of the Anne Arundel County justices, and had Bland imprisoned in “the said Justices house then & still a publick Ordinary” for five days. There was already bad blood between Bland and Hill (Archives LXVI, pp. xxiv, 396-397) and between Bland and Dorsey (ibid., pp. 421-422). Bland was not set free from the ordinary-and-jail until he signed a recognizance for 10,000 pounds of tobacco to behave well toward the servant Alice, to carry her away from Dorsey’s house, and to leave Justice Hill harmless. Bland now asked the Court to discharge him from the recognizance, and it was “Ordered by the Court here that the aforsaid Recognizance be Cancelled & made void.” (Archives LXVI, pp. 114, 421; post, pp. 420-421). No one knows what happened to Alice.
In spite of the cruelty of Dorsey, and the suspected cruelty of Mrs. Morgan Jones, there were few cases now comparable to those of former years. John Grammer (Archives XLIX, pp. 307-312), and Captain and Mrs. Bradnox (Archives LIV, pp. 224-226) were all dead; Pope Alvey, though alive (and litigious) no longer appears charged with stealing or with murdering his servant woman (Archives XLIX, pp. 538-545; 234-5; ibid. LI, pp. 12 1-128).
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1678 July IB. Came Michael Offley of Ann Arundell Co.ty who became surety for Tho: Bland in the Sume of Six thousand pounds of Tob.° y.t the sd Tho: Bland prosecute his Replevin ag.t Edw.d Dorsey for the unjust detaining of one man Servant Called Joseph Fletcher of the s.d Thos Bland as it is Said & to make Restitution to the s.d Dorsey if to him Shall be adjudged with damages.
Chancery Court Proceedings, 1678. Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679. Volume 51, Page 225
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1678 Jul 29 William Gough 5.266 I CA #20477 Jul 29 1678
Appraisers: Thomas Bland, George Holland.
List of debts: Mary Cozens, John Renails, Thomas Price, Richard Weaver, Edward Peoben & William Collet, William Caliot & William James, Maj. Lane, John Deleon, George Holland.
Administratrix: Hester Gough.

1678 Aug 31 James Cox 5.457 I Aug 31 1678
Appraisers: Henry Lewis.
List of debts: Mr. William Hopkins, Capt. Richard Hill, Charles Gorsett, Walter Dickeson, Henry Lewis, Francis Mead, Robert Tyler, James Criniss, Phyllip Howard, Andrew Norwood, Thomas Bucknall, William Ball, Joseph Defrean, Lancelott Todd, Enoch Boulton, Richard Jeffryes, Richard Moss, Thomas Watkins, John Carington, Robert Procter, Thomas Coverdall, Morris Baker, John Beaman, John Maritt, John Clark, Edward Folkes, John Smith, Rober Procter assigned to Robert Symes, William Jones, Charles Steevens, William Yealdhall, Barnard Eaglestone, John Howard, Richard Keen, Robert Davige.
List of accounts: John Hamond, John Howard, James Rigbee, Johanna Norman, Samuell Howard, Thomas Dryfeild, Thomas Vipon (runaway to Somerset County), Thomas Bland, Stephen Burle, George Norris, Abraham Child, William Cromwell, Mathew Howard, Edward Lunn, Edward Shores, Anthony Demundidear, Nicholas Ruxton, Humphrey Boon, Robert Smith.

1678 Oct 16 Thomas Bland agt Richard Hill} Richard Hill late of Ann Arundell County gentt was Attached to Answer unto Thomas Bland one of the Attorneys of this Court according to the libertyes and priviledges &c in a plea of trespas upon the case And whereupon the said Thomas in his proper person complaineth, that whereas the said Richard the thirteenth day of March One thousand Six hundred Seventy six in the County Court of Ann Arundl before the Justices of the same County had recovered against the said Thomas as well the sume of Eleven hundred pounds of tobacco & costs of suite As also the Sume of nine hundred Seventy & Eight pounds of tobacco with costs of suite being two distinct judgements obtained by the said Richard against the said Thomas before his Lordsps Justices of Ann Arundell County aforesaid, from both which judgemts of the said Court the said Thomas Appealed & putt in security according to Law as by the said proceedings remaining upon Record in the said County of Ann Arundell relacon being thereunto had may appeare Afterwards the said Thomas the day of att Ann Arundell County aforesaid accompted with him the said Richard, & paid him the said Richard the full ballance of all accompts between them And the said Richard by a certaine writeing of Acquittance him the said Thomas fully did discharge And also gave unto the said Thomas one order under the hand of the said Richard to Robert Carvile gentl Attorney of the said Richard, adviseing & thereby ordering him to withdraw the accons depending before his Lordpps Justices of the Provinciall Court upon the Appeale aforesaid att the suite of the said Richard against the said Thomas Yet the said Richard being one of the Justices of the County Court of Ann Arundell maliciously intending deviseing & plotting unlawfully & unjustly to grieve & trouble him the said Thomas in this behalfe, & him the said Thomas to vex perplex trouble & impoverish affwards that is to say the Twenty seventh day of ffebruary One thousand six hundred seventy seven maliciously unlawfully & corruptly without any new judgemt of the County Court given or bill of costs signed or procedendo returned from his Lordpps Justices of the Provinciall Court did prosecute procure & obtaine out of the said County Court of Ann Arundell a certaine writt of capias ad satis faciendum against the said Thomas in his own name & att his own suite to the Sheriffe of the County of Ann Arundell directed, by which same writt the Lord Propry comanded the said Sheriffe that he should take the body of the said Thomas & him in safe Custody keep so that he should have the body of the said Thomas before the said Justices of the County of Ann Arundell att the next Court to be held in the County aforesaid on the second Tuesday in March next ensueing to satisfie unto Richard Hill one of his Lordpps Justices the sume of ffive hundred ninety Eight pounds of tobacco being a certaine Costs & Court charges due unto the said Richd Hill upon a certaine judgemt by him recovered against the said Thomas Bland att a Court held in the said County in March 1676/7 And that he should have then & there that writt As by the said writt remaining on Record in that County itt doth appeare Upon which said writt the said Thomas The said Twenty seventh day of ffebruary att the Towne of Ann Arundell in the County aforesaid was taken & Arrested by the Sheriffe of the said County, & by the said Sheriffe in the prison of the Lord Propry in the same County in Execucon for the said sume of five hundred ninety eight pounds of tobacco for the costs of suite aforesaid the said Twenty seventh day of ffebruary in the yeare aforesaid untill the twelfth day of March then next following unjustly unduely & illegally was detained Upon which said twelfth day of March in the yeare aforesaid the said Thomas the said five hundred ninety Eight pounds of tobacco together with costs & charges for his inlargemt out of Prison aforesaid did pay to the damage of the said Thomas six thousand pds of tobacco & thereupon he brings his suite
And the said Richard Hill by Robert Carvile his Attorney cometh & defendeth the force & injury when &c and prayeth liberty to imparle hereunto untill next Provinciall Court & itt is granted unto him, the same day is given to the plaintiffe also Now here att this day to witt the Sixteenth day of October in the third yeare of the Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Doni 1678 came the said parties by their Attorneys aforesaid And the said Richard by his said Attorney saith, that he is in no wise guilty of the prmisses above by the said Thomas imposed upon him And of this he putts himselfe upon the Countrey And the plaintiffe likewise Therefore itt is comanded the Sheriffe of St Maryes County that he cause to come here twelve &c by whom &c And who neither &c to Recognize &c because as well &c Att wch said sixteenth day of October in the yeare aforesaid came as well the said plaintiffe as the said Defendt by their Attorneys aforesaid And the jurors impannelled being called likewise came to witt Tho Hedge, Wm Thomas, Henry Parker, Joseph Tilley, David Holt, John Highland, Morgan Jones, John Warren, John Hollins, Thomas Pattison, Thomas Jones & Robert Mason who being Elected tryed & Sworne to say the truth in the prmisses upon their Oaths doe say that the said Richard Hill is guilty of the prmisses above by the said Thomas imposed upon him And they assesse the damage of the said Thomas to fifteen hundred ninety eight pounds of tobacco Therefore itt is considered by the Court here that the said Tho: Bland recover against the said Richard Hill as well the sume of ffifteene hundred ninety eight pounds of tobacco damages by the jurors aforesaid in forme aforesaid assessed As also Sixteen hundred Sixty two pounds of tobacco costs of suite And the Defendt in mercy &ca
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1679 April 12 Inquisition of John Vennall’s Land
By virtue of a writt of Enquiry out of the high Court of Chancery by the Right Hon.ble Charles absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland directed to Richard Hill and Thomas Bland of the County of Ann Arundell Gent Commanding us that by the Oaths of twelve Good and Lawfull men of the County afores.d to Inquire what Lands John Vennall of the County afores.d Deceased dyed Seized of at the time of his Death and of ffee in the County afores.d and of what manno.r and under what Rents and Services and how much those Lands and Tenem.ts are of value by the year in all issues and at what time the Said John Vennall dyed and who is his next heir and what age the heir is and who those Lands & Tenem.ts from the time of the Death of the Said John Vennall hath or doth Occupy and the issues and profits hath or doth Receive & by what title and how and in what manner and who hath paid Rent for the Same & to whom and the Inquisition thereof distinctly and openly made in the high Court of Chancery under our hands and Seals and under the hands and Seales of those by whom it Shall be made without delay we Send and the Said writt.
In Obedience to which we Richard Hill and Thomas Bland did by Lancelot Todd Constables Summons twelve Good and Lawfull men of the County afores.d who did appear before us at the house of Richard Rawlins in the County aforesaid upon the twelfth day of this Instant month of Aprill 1679 vizt Henry Parepoint, Henry Ridgely Amos Parepoint, Jabez Parepoint, William Ridgely, John Barker, John Geather, Nicholas Sheppard, Peter Bond, Richard Warfield, James Greniffe and Adam Shipley who upon their Oaths Say that the S.d John Vennall dyed Seized in of fee fifty acres of Land in the Coty of Ann Arundell aforesaid and held of the manno.t of Ann Arundell by ifealty under the Rent of two Shillings Sterling in Silver or Gold by the year as appears by Patent and is of the value of four hundred pounds of Tobacco by the year and that the Said John Vennall dyed about four years Since and that he dyed without issue and hath no heir that appears and that the fifty acres of Land ever Since the Said Vennall’s Death and now is in the possession of Richard Rawlins, & that the Sd Richard Rawlins the issues and profits thereof hath ever Since the Death of the Said Vennall Received and the Said Rawlins possessed the Same by virtue of being Administrator to the Said Vennall & that the Said Rawlins hath paid the Rents of the Said Land to his Lordship’s Receiver of the County of Ann Arundell.
Richard Hill sealed;
Thomas Bland sealed;
James Greeniffe sealed, Henry Ridgely sealed
John Barker sealed, Peter Bond sealed
John Gathur sealed, Henry Pierpoint sealed
Adam Shipley sealed, W.m Ridgely sealed
Jabez Peirpoint sealed, Nich° Sheppard sealed
Rich.d Warfield sealed, Amos Peirpoint sealed
Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679. Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679. Volume 51, Page 295.
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1679 June 6 To the Hon.ble Justices of the Provinciall Court The humble Petition of Richard Hill Gent Sheweth That one Thomas Bland in may 1679 did Exhibit his Bill of Comp.lt into this Court ag.t Edward Dorsey & his wife & other defend.ts and amongst others that he named defend.ts yo.r Pet.r was one that was Served with a Sp.a Returnable 4th may to Answer the Said Bill to w.ch your pet.r appeared & haveing appeared and perused the Said Comp.lts Bill doth find the Same to be meerly Vexatious & to put your pet.r to unnecessary Expences & Charges in takeing out Copys of Long pleadings and to putting him to great pain & trouble in travelling to the Court about the Same yo.r pet.r being no ways concerned or any ways privy to any y.e transactions Between the Said p.lt and defend.ts Dorsey and his wife who are y.e onely defend.ts haveing denyed all Combination Charged against him by the pits with any the other def.ts and the p.lts have So far pceeded as they are Ready for a hearing without this defend.ts answer So that it is plain that yo.r petition.r is no materiall defend.t to the Said Bill Yo.r Petition.r therefore humbly prays that he may have his Costs for his unjust and Vexatious Suit against him.
And he Shall pray &c.a
Which being Read and heard it is Ordered by the Court here the day to witt the 6.th day of June in the fourth year of the Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Domini 1679 that the aforesd Thomas Bland pay unto the Peticonr all his Costs and Charges if it Shall appear upon hearing of the Cause that the Said Thomas Bland for Vexation onely makes the pet.r a defend.t to the Suit in Chanry in the above petition menconed Nic: Painter Cl Cur Provalis
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1679 Sept 15 Patrick Gordon 6.376 A KE #6312 #7479 Sep 15 1679
Received from: Lawrence Draper, Michael]. Miller, John Lewis, Capt. Thomas Marsh. Payments to: Michaell Miller, Capt. Thomas Marsh, Matthew Eareckson, John Winchester, Anthony Workeman, Lawrence Draper, Hance Rosemunson, Thomas Bland, Isaac Winchester, John Walton.
Administrator: Isaac Winchester for Johannah Gordon (widow).

Thomas Roper 6.418 A AA #55908
Payments to: Col. William Burges, Richard Boughton, William Cromwell, Nicholas Gasaway, Robert Proctor, Thomas Lightfoot, Anthony Rawlings, William Roper, Thomas Bland, Thomas Jeffe.
Administratrix: Mary Hammond (relict).

1679 Sept 22 Subp.a to Edward Dorsey and Sarah his wife to hear Judgem.t in a Cause of Equity depending betwixt them and Thomas Bland & Damoras his wife Comp.lts dat 22.th Septemb.r ret 7th Oct.r 1679.
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1679 Oct 10 Thomas Jones 6.460 A AA #6637 Oct 10 1679
Payments to: Thomas Bland, Henry Constable for John Keele, Mr. John Homewood, Dr. Desjourdeine, Francis Lane.
Administrator: John Gray.

1679 Oct 14 Bland et ux contr Dorsey et ux & et al } Whereas Thomas Bland and Damoras his wife exhitted their bill of Comp. It the thirteenth day of June anno One thousand six hundred seaventy Eight against Edward Dorsey and Sarah his wife and others in the high and honoble Court of Chancery of this Province, thereby setting forth, that the said Damoras one of the Comp.lts was the Relict and Ex:ex of Nicholas Wyatt of Ann Arundell County deceased, that the Defend.t Dorsey writt the Inventory amounting to One hundred forty five thousand foure hundred twenty Nine pounds of tobacco and incerted more goods then belonged to Wyatt that Damoras intrusted Dorsey with Wyatts Estate dureing her Executor shipp who in that time Converted much of the said Wyatts goods to his Owne use,
That Dorsey Caused the will to be pnounced Voyd the ffifth day of September One thousand six hundred seaventy six Tooke out Letters of Adm.con in his owne name and Exhitted an Inventory amounting unto Eighty thousand pounds of tobacco, and then disposed of much of the said Wyatts goods that the plaintiffes and Defendants the Tenth day of Aprill Anno One thousand six hundred seaventy seaven Entred into Bonds of Arbitracon of three hundred thousand pounds of Tobacco to stand to the arbitrãcon of Collon.ll Taylor and Collonll Burges to Arbitrate and devide the Estate of Wyatt between the plts and Defend:ts,
That the arbitrato:rs made their award and ordered that Bland and his wife should in Leiu of his wifes third possesse and enjoy the plantacon whereon his wife Lived,
That Bland should deliver Dorsey the remainder of the reall Estate, That Bland deliver unto Dorsey all and singular p. the goods Cattle houshoid stuffe Servants bills bonds &c in kinde that belonged to Wyatt att his death and Inventoryed by Damoras and what could not bee delivered in kinde should be made good to Dorsey out of that part awarded to Bland,
That Dorsey should discount out of the personall Estate all Just debts and disbursem.ts the pits overpaid for Wyatt,
That the plts the Tenth day of June One thousand six hundred seventy seaven performed the said award and Expected to have Enjoyed the said plantation awarded and have received the moyety Awarded to these Complts the Tenth day of January following and have had his accompt allowed according to award,
That Dorsey and his wife Entred upon the plantacon awarded to the plaintiffs and there possessed themselves of the proper personall Estate of the said Thomas of the Value of One hundred pounds sterling with Two servants,
That the bonds of Arbitracon were left in the hands of the arbitrators in trust for the plaintiffes which they refused to deliver,
That upon the plantacon called the Quarter delivered Dorsey, was a Cropp of Corne and tobacco forty hoggsheads of Tobacco and forty barrells of Corne, and Eight hundred pounds of Tobacco and a Cropp of Corne upon the plantacön Awarded to the plaintiffs, That Dorsey hath Cutt downe all the Timber from of the plantacon Awarded to the plaintiffes and detaineth other provissions and wearing apparell to the Vallue of two thousand pounds of tobacco, And the Defend.ts refused to take the Estate att the rates appraised in the first Inventory,
That Dorsey utterly refused to allow the said plt Bland anything and that he denyed to allow his accompt expended for Wyatt, To which the Defendant Dorsey and his wife made answere,
That Damoras pretended Wyatt made a will in which she was named Ex:ex that she intermarried and the plts possessed the Estate and they intrusted the Defendant Edward in the management thereof,
That the Defendant Edward and Complt Thomas did submitt all differences to the award of the Chancello.r who not onely as Arbitrator hut as Judge Testamentary declared the Will Void and thereupon the said Dorsey had Lett:rs of admcon granted and Exhitted an Inventory amounting to Eighty thousand pounds of Tobacco,
That the Defendant Edward was attorney to the Complts and mannaged the Estate of Wyatt That the Chancello.r settled all accompts that the Defend.t Edward was ordered to pay unto the Complt Thomas Tenn Thousand pounds of tobacco in Aprill and October One thousand six hundred seaventy six which this Defendant paid to this Comp.lt Damoras for the use of the said Comp :lts, and denyed hee Inhannced the first Inventory or put goods therein not belonging to Wyatts Estate,
That these Defendts and the plaintiffes entered into bonds of arbitracon of three hundred thousand pounds of tobacco to stand to the award of Collonell Taylor and Collonell Burges to Decide all suites att Law Variances and debates whatsoever in reference to the reall and psonall Estate of Wyatt,
That the arbitrators made such award as in the said bill,
That the arbitrators thought good to allowe the Defendants noe more then Fighteene thousand two hundred and Eleaven pounds of tobacco for their disbursments Expended for Wyatt ye perticulars whereof are in a schedule to ye answere annexed, That these Defendants allowe of Eighteene thousand two hundred and Eleaven pounds of tobacco and Eighty nine thousand foure hundred ninety five pounds of tobacco for goods delivered and for a servant named Fletcher Eight hundred pounds of tobacco Amounting in all the sume of One hundred and Eight thousand five hundred and six pounds of Tobacco, which deducted out of One hundred fifty foure thousand three hundred and two pounds of tobacco there remaines forty six thousand five hundred ninety six pounds of tobacco which ought to bee paid to these Defend.ts
And denye these Comp :Its have pformed the said Award but that forty six thousand five hundred ninety six pounds of tobacco is still due,
And that the Complt Bland Contrary to the award hath sued the bond of One hundred thousand pounds of tobacco entred into by the Defend.t Edward whereas all matters in difference were settled by the last award,
That the Defend:ts have pformed the said award, and have paid the said Damoras for a moyety of ye psonall estate,
And also for her thirds in the reall Estate as by receipt under her hand and scale dated the Nineteenth of Janry one thousand six hundred seaventy Nine Yett the said Thomas detaines the Estate away soe as aforesd and sues these Defend:ts That the Complts desired these Defend:ts to come and live them and that they pvided for them from June one thousand six hundred seaventy seaven till January following,
That the Defendants was by Award to pay the moyety of the Estate of the Complaynant Damoras, and that ye said Damoras refused to lett the Defendants pay the same to the Complt Thomas, and that therefore this Defend.t refused to pay the same,
That the Comp.lt Damoras and this Defandant went to the house of Collonell Wittm Burges her Agent and Trustee in Anno one thousand six hundred seaventy foure by the privity and consent of ye Comp :lt Thomas settled all her reall and personall Estate upon Collonll Burges as by Deed.
That the arbitrato:rs haveing respect to the said Deed Awarded these Defendants to pay ye moyety awarded to the Complt Damoras to bee att her sole use and disposeing, and that ye Defendant Collon :ll Burges did agree on her behalfe to sell him this Defendant the said Damoras her Right in the said Land & personall Estate for foure thousand pounds of tobacco p Annum dureing her life, and thirty thousand pounds of tobacco to whome should bequeath ye same att her death and thereupon shee discharged these Defendants,
That the Defendant gave her bond for sixty thousand pounds of tobacco to pay her foure thousand pounds of tobacco p Annum &c and denye they possessed themselves of any the psonall Estate of the said Thomas or carryed away servants belonging to ye said Thomas, But confesse ye arbitrators delivered these Defendts the bonds of ye plts of three hundred thousand pounds of tobacco which they have put in suite
That these Defendts entered upon ye plantacon called Quarter and upon ye servants stock and Cropp and that there was about forty barrells of Corne and about thirty hoggs heads of tobacco
That these Defendants received the same and ought not to be accomptable for the same to the Complt Thomas,
That These Defendants Cutt downe timber by ord.r of the Complt Damoras,
That they had possession delivered them by the Complt Damoras and have her release and ought not to be accomptable to ye Compits,
And denye they detained any provisions or wearing apparrell belonging to the Complt Thomas, and that the Comp.lts accompt exhitted before ye Judge Testamentary was sett a side by ye award of Collonll Taylor and Collonll Burges and deny they possessed themselves of any part of the psonall Estate more then what was delivered
And confesse ye Complt tendered bills to the said Defendants w :ch were desperate & that these Defendants refused to allow ye same,
That ye Complts Wanting a Woman servant did Exchange a man servant named Booth to work for these Defendants soe long as the Woman servant should stay and work w:th ye Complts, and the said Woman servant belonging to the said Complt Thomas, the Comp:lt left with the said Complt Thomas his wife to cure her of a soare legg, To which answere of the Defendants there being much new matter these Compits replyed Specially and Say. That the Defendants by Sinister and fraudulent meanes caused the Complt Damoras to signe and seale severall papers the Contents of which she never heard read, and utterly denye the said receceipts or releases Can any way by Law discharge the Defendants, that the Complt Thomas & Def.t Edward submitted all differences to the Chancellour who awarded the Defendant Edward to pay unto the Complt Thomas Tenn thousand seaven hundred forty six pounds of tobacco,
That there was Nine thousand pounds of tobacco more due upon ye accompt but by neglect of ye Clerke was Omitted out of ye accompt upon the Chancello:rs award, and denye the said Defendants paid ye said tenn thousand seaven hundred forty six pounds of tobacco to these Comp:lts or either of them, That the Defendants inticed ye Complt Damoras to give discharge for ye same, and denye her receipt, can discharge the said bond, That the Complts exhibitted their Just accompt of Wyatts estate, after the will was Damnd and upon Dorsey his owne Excepcons hath allowed thirty eight thousand Eight hundred and Eighty pounds of tobacco and denye the arbitrato :rs have allowed by their award Onely the sume in the schedule to the Defendants answere annexed.
That these Complts and Defendts entered into bonds of Three hundred thousand pounds of Tobacco to stand to the award of Collonell Taylor and Collonell Burges to decide ye differences concerning the estate of Nicholas Wyatt and not otherwise and that they were not permitted to Exhifte any accompt before ye Arbitrato :rs nor that the said Complts Just accompt exhitted before the Chancello.r is by ye award sett a side, and denye that they deliver the servant named Fletcher in Leiu of the Servant named Wallett,
That ye Defendants pretended to bee discharged from the bond of arbitracon upon ye Chancellors award of One hundred thousand pounds of tobacco by payment of the said sume of tenn thousand seaven hundred forty and six pounds to the Complt Damoras in aprill and November One thousand six hundred seaventy six
That the Defendants needed not have put the same to arbitracon in June one thousand six hundred seaventy seaven and deny they have received any part of the said sume & that it is Lawfull to Comence suite for the same, and ye same was never in dispute or was Submitted to arbitracon, being a bond Certaine is not by Law Arbitrable and denye any receipt from the Complt Damoras Can by Law discharge the same, Aver ye Def.ts came to Live att the Compits house, without their privity or lycence, that the Defend.ts seized upon ye Compits prop psonall estate, and maintenanced himself and family with the same that ye Defendants have Cutt downe ye Timber from of ye plantaoön awarded burned up the fenceing destroyed the feilds of Corne & wheate there growing, & the Del:ts with Two Children & foure servants were maintained out of the Complts pvission from June one thousand six hundred seaventy seaven till January following,
And denyes that he ye Complt Thomas detained anything belonging to the estate of Wyatt,
And likewise denyes ye writeing of the Complt Damoras made to Collonell Burgess before the Int.rmarriage can by Law or Equity impower the Defendant Burges to sell the plantacon Awarded or moyety of ye psonall estate to the Defendant Dorsey Or that the Complt Damoras hath power to bequeath or give away the same without the Consent of the Comp:lt Thomas,
That the Cropp upon the Plantacon called the Quarter being forty hoggsheads of Tobacco and forty barrells of Corne growing in June One thousand six hundred seaventy seaven at the time of the delivery By award belongs to this Complt Thomas hee haveing built and fitted the houses found the sarvants Cloths & pvission for that yeare,
And denye that these Complts ever approved of the first falce Inventory & denye that it amounted to One hundred fifty foure thousand three hundred and two pounds of tobacco for that it amounted to but One hundred forty five thousand and Eight hundred pounds of Tobacco,
That these Cornplts did deliver bills to ye Vallue of seaven thousand two hundred twenty two pounds of tobacco belonging to Wyatts Estate,
And deny they Exchange Booth for a woman servant but that the Defend.ts Kept ye said servant with ye sarvant named Spize against ye will of this Comp:lt, as also one other servant named Fletcher for w:ch this Complt brought a replevin & denye that they or either of them were ever made over to the Defendants,
And the matter being att full and perfect Issue witnesses were Examined on both sides and the Said Cause was ripe for publicacon and to receive a Juditiall hearing as by the said recited bill answere, replicacon, examination of witnesses & other the proceedings thereupon all of them remayning upon Record in this hono.ble Court more fully and att large the same doth and may appeare,
And publicacon haveing passed in the said Cause accordingly and the said cause being sett downe for heareing this day (to witt) the ffourteenth day of Octob.r in the fourth yeare of the Dominion of the R :tt honoble Charles Lord Baltemore &c annoq Dothi one thousand six hundred seaventy Nine, Att which said day att the City of Saint Maryes the said Cause standeth at full & perfect Issue as aforesaid, and comeing to a hearing before the honoble Philip Calvert Esq Chancello., The hono:ble Vincent Lowe Esq Surveyo.r gene The hono:ble Lieu.tt Collon Henry Darnall Esq and Collon :ll Willm Stevens Esq in the prsence of both parties and their attorneys on both sides, that is to say Christopher Rousby Esq attorney for the Compits, and Robert Carvile gent attorney for the Defendants, upon full debate of all the matters in Controversie by the attorneys of both sides and the reading the deposicons & proofes of both sides, This Court are all Clearly satisfied and soe doe adjudge and Decree, that the Deed made by the Complt Damoras to the Defendant Burges before her intermariage with the Comp:lt and while she was reputed Ex.ex of the said Nicholas Wyatt deceased, bee voyd and null to all intents and purposes whatsoever
And that whatsoever is awarded to the said Damoras in the award made by the Defendants Burges & Taylor before menconed is and doth pperly belong and apptaine to the Comp.lt Thomas And whereas the Comp :1t Thomas hath alleadged to this Court hee delivered to the Defendant Edward much more then the first Inventory did amount to, and hath produced his accompt thereof to this Court, and craved allowance thereof and alsoe of severall other disbursments Expences and paym:ts made the said Defendant Edward, and alsoe of severall Damages sustained by occasion of the said Edwards unjust and illegall Entring in and upon the plantacon pperly belonging to the said Thomas by the said award & alsoe makeing use of & Converting to his owne use seav :“ Cropps of Tobacco goods Marchandize servants and other things proply belonging to the said Thomas, also denying to pay him seav :“ sumes of Tobacco and to deliver him possession of what was awarded to the said Thomas as well by the award of the honoble Chancello.r as by the award of the Defendants Burges and Taylor The Court have thought fitt that Richard Hill one of the Defendants to this bill bee dismissed with Costs, and alsoe that Collon:ll Wittm Burges One other of the Defend.ts be likewise dismissed, and that the Complt Thomas bee possessed of all and singular the prmises to the Complt Damoras awarded, in the award of the Defendants Burges and Taylor, and that the Defendant Dorsey deliver the same to ye Complt Thomas and that the accompt of the Complt Thomas and all other matters betweene the said Bland & Dorsey depending in this Court or att Common Law and stopt by the Injunccon of this Court bee & is hereby referred by this Court to the Honoble Leiu:tt Henry Darnall & Collon :“ Henry Jowles to examine audite & state ye same, and to make their report to this honoble Court of their pceedings therein att Saint Maryes ye Tenth day of ffebruary next,
And that they the said Referrees Collon.” Darnall and Collonll Jowles meet att such place & time to doe the same as to them shall seeme meete, they giveing Convenient Notice to both parties when and where to attend them, and that Collon Darnall make report to this Court if the Defendant Burges ought to have Costs against the Comp.lt upon his dismission, he being the Trustee of that Deed, that is by this Court vacated and had sold the estate pursuant to the said deed to the defendant Dorsey, and that the said Referres have ye Coppies of all proceedings and deposicãns in this case And that Comission Issue out of this Court to impower them accordingly.
December the Eighteenth One thousand six hundred seaventy Nine.
Comission then issued to Lieu :t Collonell Henry Darnall and Collonell Henry Jowles according to the aforegoing Decretall Order.
Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679. Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679. Volume 51, Page 544.
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1679 Oct 15 Thomas Bland agt Peter Pagan} Peter Pagan of London Marryner ats Peter Pagan of the Province of Maryland Mrchant was Attached to Answer unto Thomas Bland one of the Attorneys of the Provinciall Court according to the libertyes and priviledges of such like Attorneys & other Officers of the said Court used and allowed of a plea of trespas upon the case.
And whereupon the said Thomas Bland in his proper person saith, that whereas the said Peter Pagan the twenty third day of October one thousand six hundred Seventy six att Severne river in the County of Ann Arundell att the dwelling house of the said Thomas Bland, in consideracon that the said Thomas Bland would permitt & suffer one certaine Robert Peake Mrchant to come on Shoare to the said Blands house with a Cargoe of sundry Goods Wares Mrchandize[s] and Comodityes together with Eight Servants, & furnish the said Robert Peake with a store to sell the said Goods in and accomodacon of dyet & lodging for the said Eight Servants untill such tyme as they should be disposed of. And also provide & finde for the said Robert Peake sufficient dyett washing & lodging dureing such tyme as he should keepe store att the house of the said Bland And also furnish and sell unto the said Peter one Ox for provisions for his Seam [en] and one boate about fourteene foot by the Keele, the said Peter did assume upon himselfe & to the said Thomas did faithfully promise, that he the said Peter for the storeidg[e] of the said Robert, and also the dyet & accomodacon of the said Robert whilst he should keepe store att his house And the said Eight Servants untill they should be disposed of And also for the said ox & boate to him the said Thomas what the same should be worth and reasonably deserve, he the said Peter when thereunto required would well & truely the said Thomas for the same content & pay And the said Thomas in fact saith, that trusting to the promise & assumpcon of him the said Peter to him the said Thomas in this behalf e soe aforesaid made, the day & yeare aforesaid att the dwelling house of the said Thomas in Severne River aforesaid in The County aforesaid, he the said Thomas did suffer the said Robert Peake with the said Cargoe And Eight Servants to come on shoare to his house, & did furnish the said Robert with a store house to keep the said Goods & Mrchandizes in, and did furnish & provide the said Eight Servants with accomodacon of dyet & lodging untill they were disposed of And also did finde & provide for the said Robert sufficient dyet washing & lodging dureing such tyme as he kept store att the house of the said Thomas that is to say for the space of foure Months and seven dayes which was from the twenty third day of Octobr in the yeare aforesaid, untill the first day of March following, for which the said Thomas doth deserve the sume of two thousand six hundred pounds of tobacco And also did sell & deliver unto the said Peter one boat of about fourteene foot by the keele, & one Ox of about Eight yeares old for provision for his Seamen, for which he reasonably deserves the Sume of Sixteene hundred pounds of tobacco more, which Surhes in the whole doe amount to the Sume of foure thousand two hundred pounds of tobacco Notwithstanding which the said Peter his promise and assumpcon so as aforesaid made not regarding, but deviseing & fraudulently intending him the said Thomas of the said foure thousand two hundred pounds of tobacco to deceive & defraud, the said Peter him the said Thomas the said Sume of foure thousand two hundred pounds of tobacco hath not paid though often thereunto required, but the same to pay hath denyed & as yet doth deny, to the damage of the plt tenn thousand pounds of tobacco.
And whereupon the said Peter by Christopher Rousby his Attorney cometh & defendeth the force & injury when &c and prayeth liberty to imparle hereunto until next Provinciall Court & itt is granted unto him, the same day is given to the plaintiffe also Now here att this day to witt the fifteenth day of Octobr in the fourth yeare of the Dominion of the right Honble Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Doni 1679 came the said parties by their Attorneys aforesaid And the said Peter by his said Attorney saith, that he did not assume upon himselfe & to the said Thomas faithfully promise in manner & forme as by the said Thomas in the said Declaracon is alleadged. All which he is ready to averr, & thereof he putts himselfe upon the Countrey And the said Thomas likewise Therefore itt is comanded the Sheriffe of Saint Maryes County that he cause to come here twelve &c by whom &c and who neither &c to Recognize &c because as well &c on which said fifteenth day of Octobr in the yeare aforesaid came the said parties by their Attorneys aforesaid And the jurors impannelled being called likewise came, to witt Edward Inglish, Wm Collins, John Haslewood, Jacob Loton, Cornelius Comegijs, Richard Baily, Wm Cole, John Askin, Emanuell Ratcliffe, John Staynes, Wm Layton & Thomas Jones who being Elected tryed & sworne to say the truth in the prmisses upon their Oathes doe say, that the said Peter Pagan did assume upon himselfe & to the said Thomas ffaithfully promise in manner & forme as the said Thoma[s] hath above declared against him And they assesse the damage of the said Thomas to foure thousand two hundred pounds of tobacco Therefore itt is considered that the said Thomas Bland recover against the said Peter Pagan as well the Sume of foure thousand two hundred pounds of tobacco damages by the jurors aforesaid in forme aforesaid assessed As also Sixteene hundred & Eighteen pounds of tobacco costs of suite And the said Peter in mercy &c
PROVINCIAL COURT PROCEEDINGS 1679. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1679-1680/1. Volume 69, Page 1
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1679 Oct 15 Allowed to Andrew Norwood of Ann Arundell County for comeing goeing & attendance to testifie for Peter Pagan agst Thomas Bland in all fifteene dayes att thirty p day is ffoure hundred & fifty pounds of tobacco
Octobr 15th 1679
Allowed unto Capt Richard Hill & Edward Dorsey of Ann Arundell County for comeing going & attendance to testifie for Peter Pagan att the suite of Thomas Bland in all twenty six dayes att thirty p day which is to each of them seven hundred & Eighty pounds of tobacco.
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1679 Oct 16 At a Court of Chancery held at the City of S.t Marys the Sixteenth day of Octob.r Annoq Dom 1679 Between Joseph Tilly of Calvert County planter Comp.lt & George Parker Gent one of the Attorneys of this Court defendant

This Cause Standing upon a Demurrer Ready for hearing this day upon the hearing and debateing thereof Between the Said parties in the presence of the Attorneys on both Sides the Scope of the Comp.Its Bill being Principally to have the Redemption of Certain Lands Good Chattells Servants Cattle and other houshould Stuff late belonging to the Said Complain.t and by him Sold Conveyed Settled and assured to and upon the Said Defend.t and in the Bill particularly menconed or that the Said defendant may allow to the Complainant Consideration for the S.d Lands & Goods and Chattells according to the true value thereof and to have the def.t come to a Just and true account for Such disbursem.ts Expences Sume or Summs of Tobacco the Said defendant had laid out paid & Expended for the Comp.lt And what the defend.t had Received of the sd Comp.lt in Satisfaction of Such account & to discover the S.d Consideration of the Severall Deeds Bills of Sales & Mortgages the Bills particularly mentioned And on paym.t of what is really due to the defend.t the Said Defend.t may be decreed to Reconvey the S.d Lands & premisses to the Comp.lt and may Redeliver to him all the Goods Cattle, Servants Pewter plate houshould Stuffs and other personall Estate y?ein menconed or might allow the Comp.lt consideration therefore according to the true value and that the Said Severall acons at Law brought by the defendant ag.t the Said Comp.lt in Replevin for the S.d Goods and Chattells, and in Ejectm.t for the Lands in question may be Stayed by the Injuncon of this Court to the w.ch Bill of the Said Comp.lts the Said Defend.t did Demurr in Law and for Cause of Demurrer Sayth That the Said Bill Exhibited into this Court Contained in it So much Scandalous & Criminous matter ag.t the office Oath and duty of an Attorney & in breach of Severall penall Statutes as the Statute of Champty & Maintainance and against the Act of Assembly made for makeing void and punishing all fraudulent practices tending the defrauding of Reall purchase.rs and Creditors and the Same was maliceously Contrived prosecuted and Commenced on Set purpose by the Comp.lt as much as in him lay to bring the defend.t to disgrace and disfavour with his Lordship the Lord Propry of this Province and with the Justices of this high and Hon.ble Court and the Justices of the Provinciall Court where this defend.t is a Practicon.r and where this Defend.t is punishable for all misdemeano.rs and Crimes by him Comitted ag.t the Duty and oath of an Attorney as also to bring the Said George into hatred Scandall Reproach Evil fame Opinion Infamy displeasure and distrust amongst his Clyents and other the Good people of this Province by Chargeing this defend.t in Severall places of the Sd Bill with promisses to defend the p.lt and preserve his Estate from his Creditors without putting the p.lt to any Charge at all & Chargeing him with absolute knavery Contrary to his Oath, That after he had been Retained as Attorney for him in all Causes whatsoever as by Bill is pretended he Encouraged & animated the Said Comp.lts Adversarys & Cred.rs to sue the Said Comp.lt and yet took fees of the Comp.lt So Scandalously Charged him with dealing on both Sides, as also Chargeing him fraudulent practices in makeing the Said Severall Deeds and mortgages in the Bill menconed in his the Said defend.ts name but in trust for the Comp.lt to Save the Same from the Judgm.ts and Executions of his Creditors & Endeavouring by his Bill to Enforce this def.t by his Answer upon Oath to discover & Set forth the Said Supposed frauds & Practices and also to make himself his own Accuser and to bring him under the breach of the penalties of the Said Statutes & other punishments afores.d w.ch (if they were true) the defend.t could not by Law or Equity be Compellable to discover the Same and betray himself So that he the Said defendant was advised that this defendant ought not to Answer the Said Bill till the Said Criminous and Scandalous matter aforesaid be Expunged out of the Said Bill as was usually done in Such Cases in this Hon.ble Court and therefore and for the other apparent insufficiencies in the Said Bill of Comp.lt the S.d defendant did Demurr in Law & demanded Judgem.t whether he Should make any further Answer unto the Said Bill of Comp.lt and prayed to be hence dismist with his Costs and Charges in that behalf wrongfully had and Sustained This Court thereupon and upon Reading of the Said Bill and Demurrer was fully Satisfied that there was So much Scandalous and Criminous matter Couched & Contained in the Same Bill of Comp.lt that the Same was not onely not fit to be Answered unto by any person whatsoever But also that it is not fit that any Such Scandalous Bill Repleate with Such and So many Idle Scandalous & Criminous allegations & Suggestions of w.ch the S.d Comp.lt would make a discovery Should Remain amongst the Records of this Court ag.t any pson whatsoever Especially against the Said defend.t who is an Attorney of this Court and who thereby is Charged with the, breach of the Oath office and Duty of an Att.ey & w.th practices ag.t the Laws for Champty and Mainteynance & fraudulent Conveyances Do therefore Order that the Said Defend.ts Said Demurrer put into Said Comp.lts Bill be allowed and the Said Comp. Its Said Bill not only to Stand dismist but that the Same be by the Register of this Court taken from off the files & Records of this Court for Ever,
And this Court Considering the Laudable Rules and practice of the high and Hon.ble Court of Chancery in England that where any Bill Exhibited into the Court of Chancery doth Contain in it any matter Criminall or Scandalous against the deft or any other and if it do and Concern the def.t he may refuse to Answer it and the Comp.It and his Councell whose hand is to the Bill may be punished for it and the party Grieved may Recover Costs against Such Councell and the Said defend.ts Attorneys praying Costs against m.r Thomas Bland one of the Attorneys of this Court whose hand is to the Said Bill & he being here present in Court and not denying but that he drew the Same and on the behalf of his S.d Clyent the S.d Comp.lt Standing in Justification of the premisses and allegacons Scandall & Crimes af ore Rehearsed, This Court doth order that the Said Thomas Bland do pay unto the Said Defend.t the Costs of Suit for the allowing of the Said Demurrer and Dismission of the Comp.lts Bill accordingly.
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1679 Oct 30 Charles &c To Thomas Bland Gent Greeting Where as by an Order made before us in our Court of Chancery the Sixteenth day of Oct.r Instant in a Cause there depending Between Joseph Tilly of Calvert County planter p.It and George Parker Gent one of the Attorneys of our Said Court defend.t made upon the Argueing the Demurrer put in by the defendant to the Comp.lts Bill our Said Court upon the reading of the Said Comp.lts Bill & the defendants Demurrer were fully Satisfied that there was So much Scandalous & Criminous matter Couched and Contained in the Same Bill of Complaint that the Same was not only not fitt to be Answered unto by any person whatsoev.r but also that it is not fit that any Scandalous Bill Replete with Such and So many Idle Scandalous and Criminous allegations & Suggestions of which if the Said Comp.lt would make discovery Should Remain amongst the Records of this Court against any pson whatsoever Especially against the defendant who is an attorney of this Court and who thereby is Charged with the breach of the Oath office and Duty of Attorney and with Practices against the Laws for Champtry & maintainance & fraudulent Conveyances,
Do therefore order that the S.d defendants Said Demurrer put into the Said Comp.lts Bill be allowed and the Said Comp.lts Said Bill not only Stand dismist, but that the Same be by the Register of this Court taken from off the files and Records of this Co.rt for Ever and our Court Considering the Laudable Rules & practice of the high and Hon.ble Court of Chancery in England that where any Bill Exhibited into the Court of Chancery doth Contain in it any matter Criminall or Scandalous against the Defendant or any other and if and Concern the defendant he may refuse to Answer it and the Comp.lt & his Councill whose hand is at the Bill may be punished for it and the party Grieved may Recover Costs against Such Councill and the Said defendants Attorneys praying Costs against mr Thomas Bland one of the Attorneys of our Court whose hand is to the Said Bill and he being here present in Court and not denying but that he drew the Same and on behalf of the Said Clyent the Said Comp.It Standing in Justification of the premisses and allegations Scandalls & Crime afore Rehearsed this Court doth order that the Said Thomas Bland do pay unto the Said defend.t the Costs of Suit for the allowing of the Demurrer and Dismission of the Comp.lts Bill accordingly We do therefor hereby Strictly Charge and Command you that upon the Receipt of this our writt you pay or Cause to be paid to the Said George Parker or to the bearer hereof the Sume of two thousand fifty and one pounds of Tobacco by our Said Court adjudged to the Said George Parker for Costs of Suit Expended in the Said Cause and hereof you are not to fail under the pain Ensueing, Wittness &c 30.th of October 1679.
Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679. Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679. Volume 51, Page 290.
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1679 Oct 30 John Derry 6.512 A SM #79790 #53104 Oct 30 1679
Received from: Thomas smith, Mr. Carvile, Capt. Thomas Pickerin.
List of debts: Capt. Peighen.
Mentions: suit of Thomas Courtney, suit of John Vine.
Payments to: Thomas Bland

1679 Dec 18 Charles &c To our Trusty & Welbeloved L.t Coil.0 Henry Darnall & Coll.° Henry Jowles Greeting Whereas by a finall Order & Decree of our high Court of Chancery Remaining upon Record in our Court it is Ordered & appointed you to Audite State and Examine the accompts & other matters between Thomas Bland & Damoras his wife Comp.’t and Edward Dorsey and Sarah his wife defend.ts depending in this Court or at Law and Stopt by Injuncon of this Court at Such time and place as you Shall appoint, w.ch Said Order of our Said Court is hereunto annexed We willing that Justice Should be done and that all decrees and orders of our Said Court Should be Exactly performed do hereby Strictly Charge and Comand you and either of you that the Said p.tys Comp.lts and Defend.ts you Call before you at Such time and place as to you Shall Seem meet and the s.d acc.ts & other matters between the Said partys that you audite state & Examine according to the Order of our Said Court & that a Report of your proceeding herein that you Send to us under your hands & Seals into our Court of Chancery the tenth day of ffebruary next wheresoever we Shall then be and this our precept Wittness our Self at our City of S.t maries the Eighteenth day of December in the fifth year of our Dom &c Anncxp Domini 1679
Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679-80. Volume 51, Page 312.
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1680 August 10 Only one attorney came up for disbarment in these years. There had been bad blood between Richard Hill and Thomas Bland for several years. Both men had lived and worked in Anne Arundel County. Hill was a justice of the Anne Arundel County court: Bland was an attorney in that court and also in the Provincial Court. Bland said later that he had been sworn in as attorney of the higher court on December 10, 1672, but existing records are silent on that point. When Bland sued Hill in the Provincial Court, he declared that he had had a substantial amount of work in the courts, that he had enjoyed a good reputation, and that he had been making a plentiful and sufficient maintenance for himself and his family. Yet, on August 10, 1680, before the Anne Arundel County Court sitting at the Ridge, county Justice Richard Hill, in the hearing of the justices and of others present in the room, used “false feigned scandalous lyeing and Malicious words” about him (Bland), saying that the Proprietary had said that Bland should no longer be an attorney in any Maryland court, because he (Bland) “made it his businesse to make and urge men to go to law”.
This was (and is) barratry, and any attorney guilty of it was liable to disbarment and even to criminal prosecution. As a consequence of Hill’s words, the county justices refused to let Bland practice before them, and his clients with drew their papers from him. So, he sued Justice Hill for 100,000 pounds of tobacco. When, later, the case came to trial, Bland failed to appear and was adjudged to pay Hill’s costs. With execution. (post 9-12).
Introduction. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1681-1683. Volume 70, Preface 13.
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1680 Aug 10 The one case of slander or defamation which appears now followed the familiar pattern. Thomas Bland of Anne Arundel County was an attorney of the Provincial Court and also of the Anne Arundel County Court. Richard Hill was a commissioner or justice of the Anne Arundel County Court. On August 10, 1680, which was Court day, Hill announced in a loud voice that the Proprietary had forbidden Bland to Practice in any Maryland court, and he declared that Bland made it his business to urge men to go to law. Urging men to go to law amounted to barratry and it was an indictable offense. Bland said that both of these charges were false: he had not been disbarred by the Proprietary nor had he ever stirred up quarrels, either at law or in fact. Though the charges were false, said Bland, because of these “False lyeing and scandalous words (post, p. 1 i ) .“ he had utterly lost his employment and even more important, his good name. “all his clients and other honble and venerable psons of this Province have withdrawne themselves from the Company of the said Thomas and . . . refuse in any wise to Deale . . . with the said Thomas” (post, p. I 1). Whereupon Thomas sued Hill for 100,000 pounds of tobacco.
When, after an imparlance, the case came to trial on April 30, 1681, the jury was summoned and heard the testimony. When they came back in to court to give their verdict, the plaintiff, although solemnly called, did not appear. Therefore the Court considered that Bland take nothing by his writ, and that Hill go without day, with provision that he recover against Bland his costs with execution (post, pp. 9-12).
Introduction. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1681-1683. Volume 70, Preface 16.
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1680 Sept 15 William Russell 7A.258 A AA #12826 #12826 Sep 15 1680
Payments to: Col. William Surges due to Mr. John Darnell, Mr. Richard Boughton, Mr. John Darnell, children of Thomas Chandler, Col. George Wells, Mr. George Parker, Mr. Robert Carvile, Mr. Thomas Bankes, Mr. John Howard, John Larkine, Maj. Samuell Lane, George Yate, Jarret Hopkins, Robert Conant, Anthony Kingsland, Phillip Jones, Edward Griffith, Jarret Hopkins for use of George Wells, John Chappell, John Stevens, Marke Clare.
List of debts (dead, unable to pay, out of province): Robert Hood, Richard Wells, William Allcocke (out of province), Edward Parrish (dead), Daniell Mackartey (runaway), William Webb (dead), John Hemings (not to be found), John Waters, Thomas Knighton, William Farington (not to be found), Thomas Smith, Robert Farrington, Thomas Harris (runaway), Michaell Offley (not to be found), Thomas Heming (runaway), Thomas Bowdell, Thomas Lunn & Robert Fitings, Thomas Hagleton (not to be found), Patricke Hall (dead), John Carpenter (nothing to be had), Robert Proctor due from Joseph Moorly (no assets), Edward Sad, Thomas Jackson (dead), Richard James, Richard Deavo, Nehemiah Birkhead, George Yate, Thomas Marche (dead), John Cumber (dead), John Watkins, John Gaile, Robert Lockwood, Thomas Smithwicke (not to be found), Robert Wade, Richard Arnold, Mathias Dring (gone out of country & nothing to be had), Col. William Burges, Thomas Bland, Andrew Norwood, John Beaman, Robert Peca, John shawlwell, Capt. Loyd, Richard Bedworth, Phillip Howard, Fardinandoe Battey, Robert Castines (not to be found), Cornelius Howard, William Tukesberry (dead), George Simons (dead), Anthony Beamon (nothing to be found), Robert Conant, William Woolhouse (runaway), William Meares, John Thornton (not to be had), Charles Bayley, Henry Archer, William Stafford (runaway), Henry Bennit, Walter Griffith, Jeremiah Cox, Christopher Schovell, Thomas Morgan, Thomas Jones, Henry Mitchell, Thomas Greene, Francis Dorington, William Jones, Thomas Claget, Benjamin Lawrence (pleaded act of limitation), George Younge, Francis Maldin, Samuell Ranger, Samuell Chew, Roger Stout, John Greenhough, Francis Billingsley, Thomas Howard, William Melton, John Leech, John Sunderland, Edward Player, Paule Bewsie, Thomas Cox, John Bennit, Francis Swinfen, Matthew Beale, John Cozens, Thomas Deane, Benjamin Brashire & Robert Brashire, Timothy Sewell, John Maning.
Administratrix: Martha Coates, wife of Leonard Coates (taylor).

1681 April 30 Thomas Bland agt Richard Hill.
Richard Hill late of Ann Arundell County gentl was agt attached by a writ of the Right Honoble The Lord Propry of privilidge forth of the Court here issueing to answere unto Thomas Bland gent! one of the Attorneys of the same Court according to the Libertyes & priviledges to such like Attorneys and other Officers of the said Court allowed of a Plea of Trespas Upon the case
And Whereupon the said Thomas Bland in his proper pson Complaineth That Whereas the said Thomas is a True and faithfull subject of his sacred Majesty the King of England that now is, and as a true and faithfull subject of the same King of the Late Lord Charles the first late King of England and father of the same Lord the King that now is from the time of his Nativity hitherto hee hath behaved Demeaned and Governed himself, & of good name fame Conversacon and Reputacon aswell amongst honoble & Venerable psons as others to whom the said Thomas hath been Knowne, and with whome the said Thomas hath had any fellowship by all the time aforesaid always he hath been held Called & reputed, And also as a faithfull and honest man of the Lord Propry of this Province that now is and of his ffather Caecilius of noble memory deceased late Lord Propry of this Province ever since he came into this Province that is to say for the space of Eight yeares last past hitherto he hath behaved Demeaned and Ruled himself, without any blemish of any fellony Treason falsity Covin deceipt, or any other hurtfull Crime or the suspition of the same hath hitherto Remained & Continued unhurt untouched and unspotted, And whereas also the same Thomas by Reason of his honest Conversacon aforesaid, and his skill and Knowledge in Ordering and prosecuting businesses at Law in this Province was at a Provinciall Court held at the Citty of St Maryes the Tenth day of December in the one and fortyeth yeare of the late Right noble Lord Caecilius of Noble memory Annoq Dominj 1672 was Elected and Constituted one of the Attorneys of the Provinciall Court of this Province, and also the same yeare ye Justices of Calvert and Ann Arrundll Countyes takeing Notice of the honest Conversacan of the said Thomas and of his skill and Knowledge in ordering and prosecuteing businesse at Law Did the same yeare Elect and Constitute the said Thomas an Attorney in the Repective Courts of Calvert & Ann Arrundell Countyes, and from thence hitherto he hath been & continued one of the Attorneys of the said Provinciall Court Calvert County Court & Ann Arrundl County Court, and at the time of his admission to the aforesaid Office in these and Courts afore said, did take his oath upon the holy Evangelists of God, That he would doe noe falsity nor Consent to any to be done in the said Courts, and if he Knew of any to be done he would give notice thereof to the Justices of the said Courts that it might be reformed,
That he should delay noe man for Lucre or Malice, that he should Encrease noe fees but should be contented the ffees of an Attorney to bee limited and appointed by the said Courts, all such processe as hee should sue out of the Courts aforesaid should be sealed wth the seales thereof, he should not wittingly or willingly sue or Procure to be sued any false suite nor give ayd or Consent to the same, and further hee should use himself in the Office of an Attorney in the Court aforesaid according to his best skill and Knowledge, Whereas also the same Thomas by all the time aforesaid that he as aforesaid hath beene an Attorney of the Courts afbresaid well and according to the Rule of his said oath in all things did Governe & behave himself, and never did Move or urge men for Lucre of his owne pffit or gaines to goe to Law, but all manner of businesse in the Courts aforesaid & elsewhere for his Clients well honestly Dilligently and faithfully as their Attorney in the Courts aforesaid to his Power and Knowledge by all the time aforesaid without and negligence pravity falsity deceit or guile whatsoever he did Doe & dispatch by Meanes whereof the said Thomas a good Reputacon in his said imployment had obtained & a Plentifull and sufficient maintenance for himself and family had gained & gotten By reason whereof the said Thomas Bland was in good esteeme with the Lord Propry of this Province and his Lops Justices of the Provinciall Court, and his Lops Justices of the County Courts of Calvert & Ann Arrundell Countyes, and with all other psons whatsoever, and had Comitted noe Crime whereby he ought to forfeit or loose his Employment aforesaid, Neverthelesse the aforesaid Richard Hill well Knowing the premisses, and Endeavoring not oncly to hurt Detract deprave blemish and utterly destroy the good name fame state oppinion and estimacon of him the said Thomas but also to bring him the said Thomas into hatred scandall Reproach Evill oppinion infamy displeasure & Distrust amongst the good people of this Province and the Clients of the said Thomas whose Attorney the said Thomas was in the Courts aforesaid, and to Cause them all to take their businesse out of his hands, due to bring him into Discredit with the Justices of the seaverall Courts aforesaid, and to be the absolute Ruine & undoeing of the said Thomas & to spoyle him of his Livelyhood, The said Richard Hill the Tenth day of August in the ffifth yeare of the Dominion of the said Lord Proprietary that now is, & in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred and eighty at the Ridge in Ann Arundell County at the Court house there, The same being the Court day & the said Thomas busy in discourseing with Seaverali of his Clients about their Causes then under his care and Mannagement in the said Courts then and their depending, in prsence of the Justices of the said County of Ann Arrundell then present in Court (and the said Richard being one of his Lops Justices of the said County of Ann Arrundl & then and there sitting)
The said Thomas makeing a Motion to the said Court on behalfe of one of his Clients as it was lawfull for him to doe,
The said Richard then and there in the hearing of the said Justices & all the suitors to the said Court Wth an audible voyce did say affirme speake & publish these false feigned scandalous lyeing and Malicious words viz That the Lord Propry (meaning the Right Honoble Charles Lord Baltemore Lord Propry of this Province) had Declared that the said Thomas Bland (the said Thomas the Plantiffe meaneing) should be noe longer an Attorney or plead in any Court of this Province, and that the said Bland (Meaning the Plt) made it his businesse to make and urge men to goe to Law, By reason of wch speakeing and Proclaiming of the aforesaid false lyeing & scandalous words hee the said Thomas is not onely in his good Name fame Credit trust and Estimacon aforesaid greatly hurt & scandalized, but doth also thereby stand deprived and utterly spoyled of his said Employment of being an Attorney in the Courts aforesaid so that by Reason of the said words The said Justices of Ann Arundell County the day and yeare aforesaid at the Court aforesaid refused to pmit the said Thomas to Plead his Clients Cawses.
And thereupon all the Clients of the said Thomas forthwith Demanded their paps, and hee the said Thomas by reason of the words aforesaid of his Trade practice and Livelyhood Remaines absolutely spoyled & Deprived, and all his Clients and other honoble and Venerable psons of this Province have withdrawne themselves from the Company of the said Thomas and have utterly refused and still doe refuse in any wise to Deale or have ffellowship the said Thomas after the speakeing and Publishing of the said false feigned and scandalous words aforesaid By meanes whereof the said Thomas hath not onely Remained much troubled and unquieted in his minde but is also Deprived of his Empolyment and Mainteinance aforesaid Whereupon he saith he is Damnifyed and hathlosse to the Vallue of One hundred Thousand pounds of Tobacco and thereupon hee brings his suite
And the said Richard Hill by Thomas Burford his Attorney Cometh and Defendeth the force and injury when &c, and Prayeth Liberty to imparle hereunto untill next Provinciall Court and it is granted unto him The same Date is given to the plt Likewise
Now here at this Day to witt the thirtyeth day of Aprill in the sixth yeare of the Dominion of the Right Honoble Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Dominj 1681 Came the said partyes by their Attorneys aforesaid, and the said Richard Hill by his said Attorney sayth That he is in noewise guilty of the premisses above imposed upon him, and of this he puts himself upon the Country, and The plt Likewise, itt is therefore Comanded the sheriffe of St Maryes County that he Cause to come here Twelve &c. By whome &c. and who Neither &c. To recognize &c because aswell &c
On wch said Thirtyeth Day of Aprill in the yeare aforesaid Came the said ptyes by their Attorneys aforesaid, and the Jurors impannelled being called likewise came to witt. William Roswell. Joseph Pile. William Longworth Edward Cooke, John Rosse, John Richardson, Henry Griffith. John Phillips Samuel Millington. Philip Lynes, William Robson. & Griffith Jones. Who being Elected tryed and Sworne to say the truth in the premisses, and being Returned into Court to give their verdict upon the Issue aforesaid, The plt although solemnly called appeared not, Therefore Itt is Considered that the said Thomas Bland take nothing by his writ aforesaid but be in Mercy for his false Claime thereupon, and that the said Richard Hill may goe thereof without day and also that the said Richard Hill Recover against the said Thomas Bland the sume of pounds of Tobacco for his Costs and Charges by him about his Defence in this behalfe laid out and Expended, And the said Richard may have thereof Execucon.
Provincial Court Proceedings, 1681. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1681-1683. Volume 70, Page 9.
http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000070/html/am70–9.html

1682 Dec 17 Robert Ridgely (gentleman) 8.295 I SM £479.18.7 Dec 17 1682
The inventory also included #104818.
English Servants mentioned: Mary Hurding (girl), Elisabeth Price.
Appraisers: Garrett Vanswearingen, Samuell Crocker.
List of debts: Thomas Blund, Mrs. Mary Brooke, Mrs. Alice Hinton, Abraham Roahudes, Philip Willins, James Bowlayes & John Lewellin, Daniell Clocker, John Sax, William Guither, Hugh Baker, William Holms, Em. Ratlieffe, Anthony Evans, Henry Exon, Nicholas Painter, Thomas Collins, John Boone, Richard Bacocke, Thomas Vaughan, John Davis, James Derumple, John Edmondson, Mrs. Tilghman, Corney Crow, Jacob Lockerman, Stephen Gary, John Hudson, Maj. Taylor, John James, Michaell Miller, Edward English, George Oldfield & John Holland, Henry Johnson, Thomas Kerry, Henry Mitchell, James Mills, James Conaway, Col. Jenifer, James Persons, Col. Rozer, John Stevens, Cuthbert Scot, Thomas Bland, John Atkey, Col. William Chandler, Edward Pinder, John Ricketts, Thomas Jones, Edward Gibbs, Col. Diggs, Clement Hill, John Gray, Henry Phipps, Ambros Baley, John Larkin, Col. Colbourne, George Holland, Gerard Sley, Henry Baker, Susanna Keene, George Thompson, Dennis Swillivant, Leonard Greene, William Calvert, Esq., John Dent, Darby Duccavant, James Stavely, John Griggs, William Harper, Benjamin Nesham, John Addison, Robert Carvile, John Baker, Samuell Jefferson, the Publick, James Waffe, John Powsey, Charles Scarborough, James Lewis, John Wall, George Godfrey, David Jones, Richard Deavour, Jo. Sparnon, Thomas Deakins, William Price,’ Allexander Pattison, Hanes Baslands, John Quigly, Edward Williams, Dr. Ireland, Arthur Wright, Mathias Wood, Thomas Philips, Edward Jones, Curtis Fletcher, richard Foomtaine, George Daie, Christopher Jacobson, Thomas Warner, Lodwick Williams, Giles Elizard, Alexander Younger, Thomas Gilbert, Henry Ward, George Charlesworth.
Mentions: Martha Ridgely.

1683 March 28 A Petition preferred by Thomas Bland the 28th Day of March 1683 complaineing agt the sheriffes of Kent and Baltemore County for non payment of the publick dues Anno 1681: and 1682: should have been here entred but p mistake is entred in lib Concil C B fo: 269 qd vid & ordr thereon.
Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1681-85/6. Volume 17, Page 133.
http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000017/html/am17–133.html

1685/86 Feb 9 BALTIMORE COUNTY LAND RECORDS OF 1686
Deed, February 9, 1685-86, John Meriton, gentleman, of Anne Arundel County, for 5,000 pounds of tobacco, conveying to John Sellman, of same county, the 500-acre tract ” Meritons Lott,” at Bynam’s Branch on the east side of Bush River and adjoining to ” My Lords Gift,” as patented October 11, 1684, to Meriton. Witnesses, Richard Bland, Maran Davall. Grantor
acknowledges before Thomas Taylor. William Burgess, Jr., attests. Notation by Roger Mathews of blanks in original record.
https://archive.org/stream/marylandhistoric34brow_0/marylandhistoric34brow_0_djvu.txt

1686 April 13 BALTIMORE COUNTY LAND RECORDS OF 1686
Quitclaim deed, April 13, 1686, Thomas Lightfoot, gentleman, conveying to John Mercer the 100-acre tract ” Mill Haven ” on the middle branch on north side of Patapsco River. Witnesses, Thomas Bland, Wolfran Hunt.
Grantor acknowledges in June 1 court. Clerk Hedge attests. ( Record damaged ) .
https://archive.org/stream/marylandhistoric34brow_0/marylandhistoric34brow_0_djvu.txt

1686 Aug 25 Thomas Bucknall 9.140 A AA £137.16.11 #3395 Aug 25 1686
Payments to: Henry Cunstable, Henry Cunstable on bill due Richard Bennett (chirurgeon), William Hopkins, William Hodges, Thomas Dryfeild, John Davis, Mr. Thomas Bland, Mathew Howard, Abell Browne.
Legatees: Peter Hide.
Executrix: Mary Eager.

1686 Aug 5 Christopher Randall 9.142 A AA £14.9.8 #1928 Aug 5 1686
The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #2897.
Payments to: Mr. Thomas Bland, Abell Browne for the use of Col. Thomas Taylor, William Stant, Col. William Burges, John Worthington, William Hopkins, Robert Proctor, Maj. Nicholas Gassaway, John Bennett, William Taylard.
Administratrix: Johanna Randall.

1688 Jul 12 Thomas Bucknall 10.70 A AA #6435 Jul 12 1688
Payments to: Mr. John Worthington, William Garford of London, Mr. Henry Constable, Richard Bennett (chirurgeon), William Hopkins, William Hodges of Bristoll, Mr. John Davies (merchant) of Bitheford, Mr. Thomas Dryfeild, John Davies (taylor), Mr. Thomas Bland, John Larkin, Mr. Mathew Howard, Mr. Greenberry, John Ceely for John Davies (merchant), Stephen Francis, Richard Hill.
Executrix: Mary Eager (widow), formerly Mary Bucknall.

1686 May 8 Nicholas Painter 10.156 A AA £251.1.2 #94788 May 8 1686
The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #50211.
Received from: Thomas Browne, Col. Vincent Lowe, James Maxwell, Joseph Nailor, executors of Christopher Randall, Joseph Heathcoate.
List of debts: Col. Thomas Taillor, Dr. Oliver Guppie, Capt. Phineas Hide, Col. William Burges, Maj. Thomas Francis, Capt. Henry Hanslapp, John Lynam, Mr. George Burges, Mr. George Parker, Mr. Edward Inglish, Elisabeth Bolton, Jacob Duhattaway, Mr. Thomas Dryfeild, Capt. Richard Hill, Thomas Bland, William Taylard.
Executor: Col. William Burges.

John Acton 10.319 A AA £90.1.4 #12506 {1693}
The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #21616.
Payments to: Maj. Dorsey, Capt. Richard Hill, Stephen Francis, Ann Baker, Robert Proctor, Thomas Bland, Mr. Henry Ridgely, Dr. Allin, Mr. Dryfield, Mr. Greenfield, Abell Brown, Thomas Smith, John Baker, Lancelott Todd, Joseph Storry, Robert Morris, William Hopkins, Thomas Phillips.
Executor: John Marialt.

1690 July 15 To his Excllcy Collo Lionel Copley Govr of Maryland
The humble Petition of Thomas Bland of Ann Arundell County humbly Sheweth
That your Petr being deeply sensible of our Soveraign Lord & Lady the King & Queens Majstys princely Bounty & Goodness to this their Majestys Province of Maryland & more particularly in placing your Excellency to be Ruler & Govr over their Majestys Subjects inhabiting the same by means whereof we are not only freed from the fears & Dangers of Popish Tyranny & oppression but from other Calamitys & miserys the People Groaned under which being now changed into repose quiet & Lawful Liberty there is nothing further wanting to the Composing the minds of Men in agreement peace & plenty save only the Dutiful Return of Veneration & Obedience from the people of this their Majstys Province in acknowledging their fatherly tenderness & Indulgence in placing your Excellency to be Ruler over us Your Petitioner in Contemplation of so ample Goodness & that he may in some measure be serviceable to this their Majestys Province under the Lawful Government of your Excellency humbly prays that he may be admitted to be Sworne one of their Majestys Attorneys of the Provincial Court where your petitioner has been a practitioner above Twenty Years
In which Employment your petitioner desires to spend the remainder of his Life, not only in Defending their Majestys rights by Law but shall always be ready to lay down his Life & Fortunes at their Majstys Feet & at the feet of your Excellency as Governor against all opposition whatsoever
And your Petitioner shall ever pray for your Excellencys long life & prosperity
Thomas Bland
It being Informed his Excellency & this Board that the Petr had upon the late Revolution approved himself a Person dissaffected to their Majestys & the present Govt as p Several Depositions taken against him Especially one by Mr William Hopkins of the same County may appear which being produced & read It was ordered that for answer to the within written petition the petr is referred to the follo Copy of a Deposition taken by Mr Wm Hopkins as the reason why they have thought fit wholly to reject the same

The Deposition of William Hopkins of Ann Arundell County Gent Sworne
Saith that as the Deponent was going to the County Court in September 1689 Thomas Bland asked the Deponent what made him so rebellous against the Lord Baltemore & asked if he had not suffered enough in the Province already for his being so Obstinate agst the Papists & yet for all your Sufferings you will assist in the oversetting of the Govt & think to be releived by one as you pretend is now King of England but you are deceived for the Prince of Orange is not King of England nor ever is like to be & this is treason in the highest Degree to act so against the Lord Baltemore & therefore you will Lose both your Life & Livings from your heirs for ever if you desist not from your Rebellion & besides you know if you had at any time any Sute of Law in the Court you could never have Iustice done you because you were always looked upon as the greatest Rebell against the Papists in all Maryland & now you think to be Relieved by this King William (as you call him) for it is not in his power to relieve you for the Lord Baltemore is no ways Subordinate or dependant to the Crown of England but is absolute here of himself in this Provs And if King William that Usurped should take by force this Province from my Lord he Could not be King of it but must be but a Proprietor of the same for it was freely given to my Lord for an absolute place of Refuge for the papists & you are all but Intruders into their priveledges & my Lord is not bound by his Charter to maintain the Protestant Religion though you say he is & therefore for your rebellion against the Lord Baltemore you will all be hanged & your King William as you call him neither Can nor hath any power to relieve you in this Province & you know you have suffered enough already in your last Sute in Chancery, & when I Came to Court Captain Hill & this Deponent had some words & Bland said see what Captain Hill says to you before these Gentlemen & yet you will not be quiet & further the Deponent saith not
William Hopkins
Sworne before me the 15th day of July Anno Dom 1690
Nich Greenberry
Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1692-1694. Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1687/8-1693 Volume 8, Page 552
http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000008/html/am8–552.html

1693 John Stimpson 10.323 A AA £110.16.6 {1693}
Payments to: Thomas Bland, Renatus Greenslorde, John Getterell, Leonard Weyman, John Lynam, John Moss (chirurgeon), Richard Beard, Thomas Everard, Dr. Moor, Henry Ridgely, Gabriel’ Parrett.
Executrix: Rachel Stimpson (alias Rachel Proctor).

1695 May 20 Nicholas Nicholson 13A.313 A AA £122.0.10 £170.3.10 May 20 1695
Payments to: Simon Hellman, Richard Cheshire, Thomas Hooker, Mr. Thomas Tench, Otho Holland, Charles Chishell, John Larkins, Henry Bonner, Edward Talbott, Thomas Bland, John Gressam, Robert Proctor, Gabriel’ Parrott, John Quatermus, Jame Young, Leonard Jones.
Administratrix: Hester Baldin (relict).

1696 Oct 23 – In the Proceedings of the Council, October 23, 1696 (Archives, 23 : 19), the following appears : “Ann Arrundell County is Divided into fFour parishes viz’ Herring Creek. South River. Middle Neck & Broad Neck . . Middle Neck Parish is Scituated betwixt South River and Severn River. Vestrymen for the s*^ Parish Chosen A”^^ Viz* Mr Thomas Bland, Mr Richard Wharfield, Mr Jacob Harness, Mr. Wm. Brown, Mr. Corne Howard. Taxables 374 ‘ ‘

1697 June 8 Thomas Bland from Joseph Crouch and Trinny Crouch deed. Deed bk WT 1. p. 18. Ann Arundell Co, MD
… between Joseph Crouch of the County of Ann Arundell planter of the one part and Thomas Bland of the same county of the other part … Joseph Crouch for and in consideration of the full sume of 3000 pounds of good sound marchantable leafe tobacco to him in hand pay’d …. doth aquitt and discharge the said Thomas Bland …. bargain sell enfife unto the said Thomas Bland … land called or knowne by the name of Crouches Tryangle lying in Ann Arundell County on the North side Severanreivin neare to the back lyne of a parcell of land formerly layd out for the sd Crouch called Worth Crouch Field Little rock beginning at a marked white oak and bounded on the west by a line drawne South East from the said Oak One Hundred … containing 60 acres of land … Signed: Joseph Crouch. Wit: Wolfun Hunt, Richard Brand.
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=AA&view=bookview&status=A&di=Y&ImTyp=Current&SrTyp=L&sp=1

1698 May 28 Richard Rawlings 16.89 A £89.17.6 £27.8.7 May 28 1698
Payments to: Thomas Bland, Col. Henry Ridgly.
Executors: Phillip Griffith, Jane Rawlings.

1699 Dec 16 Thomas Bland to Philip Jones. Deed bk WT 1. p. 19 Ann Arundell Co, MD
… I Thomas Bland … fum of 18 pounds 15 shillings … payd by Phillip Jones of the County of Ann Arundell, cooper …. sell over unto the said Phillip Jones … my right title interest claime and property of in and to the within written indenture of mortgage for the within mentioned 60 acre of land and also the within mentioned 60 acres of land called Crouches Triangle … Signed: Thomas Bland. Wit: Orlando Greenslade, Samuel Smith, John Gadsby.
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=AA&sp=19&view=bookview&status=A&di=Y&ImTyp=Current&SrTyp=L&SinglePage=1

1702 Nov 23 Andrew Norwood 23.105 A AA E329.4.0 £80.15.1 Nov 23 1702
Payments to: Mr. Samuell Norwood, Mr. Roger Newman, Dr. Zacharia Allein, Mr. Thomas Freeborne, Capt. Deane Cock in London, Mr. Thomas Bland, W. Taylard.
Executrix: Mrs. Elisabeth Norwood.

1703 Sept 27 Stephen Hancox 24.182 A AA £65.19.6 £73.16.0 Sep 27 1703
Received from: Garett Topping, Job Evans, Elisabeth Croutch.
Payments to: Henry Maynard, Mr. Peter Pagen, John Rattenbury, Mr. Peter Pagen & Co., W. Taylard, Mrs. Rachell Killburne, William Anderson, Phillip Jones, Maj. Greenberry, Henry Hall, Roger Newman, Thomas Bland, Sarah Perfect, Thomas Reynolds, Henry Hill, MM Hatley & Neltheny.
Administratrix/Executrix: Rebecca Hancox (alias Rebecca Aldridge).

1756 June 7 Joseph Bland Jr, and others from Richard Webster, Land Records. B of S, Old, No. 15, folio 367. Dorchester Co, MD
… Memorandum the following bill of sale was recorded …. I Richard Webster of Dorchester County have by these presents sold and delivered unto John Wootherly of same County and Joseph Bland Junr one pyed steer marked with a crop and hole in the right ear and crop and upres bit in left ear and one cow called Pye being mostly black and ears of same mark as the steer. The condition is the above named John Wootherly and Joseph Bland have superceeded a debt due to Mr Thomas Falkner for 30 shillings and cost 2 shillings and sixpence which sum if he does not pay …. to sell the steer before the Beef Season is gone and with it to pay the debt aforementioned… Signed: Richard Webster. Wit: Wm Murray.
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=DO&view=bookview&status=A&di=Y&ImTyp=Current&SrTyp=L&sp=1

1764 May 22 Joseph Bland Sr and Jr and wife to Richard Sorles deed, Land Records. Old, bk 19, p 244. Dorchester Co, MD
… between Joseph Bland Sr and Joseph Bland Jr and Sarah Bland his wife of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland planters of the one part and Richard Jones of Dorchester County and Province afsd of the other part … Joseph Bland Sr, and Joseph Bland Jr and Sarah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of 18 pounds 15 shillings … paid by the said Richard Jones tanner … confirm unto said Richard Jones … land it being a part of a track of land called Good Hope seated and being in Dorchester County on the South side of the main branch of Hunting Creek …. the South side of Great Choptank River beginning ….. binding with a parcel of land sold to Peter Perry out of the said tract …. containing 50 acres … Signed: Joseph Bland, Joseph Bland, Sarah Bland. Wit: Edward Frippe.
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=DO&q=CE&sr=46&ssu=20&sp=244&view=bookview&imtp=current&SrTyp=L&first=true&singlepage=1

1764 May 22 Joseph Bland to Isaac Collins deed, Land Records. Old, bk 19, p 291. Dorchester Co, MD
… between Joseph Bland of Dorchester and Province of Maryland carpenter of the one part and Isaac Collins of Dorchester County and Province afsd planter of the other part… Joseph Bland for and in the consideration of the sum of 30 pounds … Joseph Bland and my wife Sarah do hereby …. confirm unto him the sd Isaac Collins … land called addition to Davises Venture lying and being in Dorchester and Province afforesd … the beginning tree of a tract of land called Collines Venture then runs South …. containing 100 acres of land … Signed: Joseph Bland, Sarah Bland. Wit: Edward Frippe.
… the within Joseph Bland Junr and Sarah his wife and acknowledged this deed …. to the within Isaac Collins … within Sarah Bland being privately examined …
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=DO&view=bookview&status=A&di=Y&ImTyp=Current&SrTyp=L&sp=247

1765 May 11 Joseph Bland Jr to James Murray deed, Land Records. Old, bk 20, p 160. Dorchester Co, MD
… between James Murray of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland of the one part and Joseph Bland Junior and Sarah his wife of the County and Province aforesaid of the other part… Joseph Bland Junior and Sarah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of 129 pounds 17 shillings … confirm unto him the said James Murry … land originally called Granthum which was formerly given unto Sarah the wife of the afsd Joseph Bland Junior by her father George Andrews, containing 100 acres, which said part of Granthum has been lately resurveyed and now is called Joseph’s Folly as also all the aforementioned part of Granthum otherwise now called Josephs Folley together with one other 103 acres of the vacant land of the afsd tract of land called Josephs Folley and that part that lies next adjoining unto the said original part of Granthum the whole to contain 203 acres of land as also all that part of a tract of land called by the name of Davis’ Venture or Addition to Davis’ Venture containing as by certificate of resurvey 268 acres excepting 100 acres heretofore sold to Abraham Collins as also the revision and reversion remainder and remainders … Signed: Joseph Bland Junr, Sarah Bland. Wit: Wm Haskins, Edward Frippe.
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=DO&q=CE&sr=46&ssu=21&sp=160&view=bookview&imtp=current&SrTyp=L&first=true&singlepage=1

1765 Oct 30 Joseph Bland Junr to John Andrew deed, Land Records. Old, bk 20, p 395. Dorchester Co, MD
… between Joseph Bland of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland of the one part and John Andrew of the same county and Province afsd of the other part … Joseph Bland Junr for and in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings … confirm unto the said John Andrew … land called Josephs Folley lying and being in the County afsd … containing 90 acres of land … Signed: Joseph Bland Junr. Wit: Edward Frippe, Dan Sulivane.
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=DO&view=bookview&status=A&di=Y&ImTyp=Current&SrTyp=L&sp=163

1768 Dec 17 Joseph Bland from George Andrew. Land Records. B of S, Old, No. 23, folio 120. Dorchester Co, MD
… Mem. the following bill of sale … I George Andrew Senr of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland living in Great Choptank Hundred, for and in consideration of the sum of 45 pounds of current money in Maryland to me in hand paid by Joseph Bland of the same County and place afsd … deliver unto the said Joseph Bland one negro man named Nas to have and to hold …. I have hereunto set my hand … 17 day of December … 1768. Signed: George Andrew. Wit: Abraham Collens, Isaac Collens, Edward Russum.
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=DO&view=bookview&status=A&di=Y&ImTyp=Current&SrTyp=L&sp=1

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